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The Return of Tim Frazier

Nittany Nation — Tim Frazier is back. Well, almost.

Yesterday, Coach Pat Chambers told ESPN 1450 AM that Frazier will be cleared for live competition in two weeks. The star point guard missed the majority of the 2012-2013 with a ruptured Achilles.

Frazier, who was voted the 54th-best player in the nation prior to last season, was granted a medical redshirt following his injury and will return to Penn State for a fifth and final year of eligibility.

After Frazier went down last November, Penn State basketball’s once-promising season was lost as the Nittany Lions struggled their way to 16 conference losses against just two wins, for an overall record of 10-21. Guard D.J. Newbill was thrust into an unfamiliar role running the point, while backcourt mate Jermaine Marshall and a talent-depleted supporting cast couldn’t quite compensate for Frazier’s absence.

This coming season, Frazier will re-join a completely retooled Nittany Lions squad, which loses guard Jermaine Marshall and his 15.3 points per game; now-graduated role players Nick Colella and Sasa Borovnjak; and frontcourt depth in the form of Jon Graham and Pat Ackerman, who have been released to transfer.

However, the Nittany Lions will look to replace Marshall with Miami (OH) transfer Allen Roberts, who is immediately eligible through the graduate student exception. Penn State also adds Pitt transfer John Johnson — who Chambers praises for his ability to “score in bunches” — and a slew of freshmen: guards Geno Thorpe and Graham Woodward, and forwards Payton Banks and Julian Moore. Not to mention, the team retains 2012-2013 leading scorer D.J. Newbill, leading rebounder Ross Travis, and solid frontcourt contributor Brandon Taylor, all of whom return with a (long) season’s worth of experience under their belts.

Of course, if the Nittany Lions are to match up with the talented Big Ten, they’ll need Frazier to return to his 2011-2012 form — a season in which he posted per-game averages of 18.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 6.2 assists, and 2.4 steals. If you’re doubting this Penn State squad, though, just keep this tweet from Frazier in mind:

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