GCU’s Oscar Frayer has died in a car accident at the age of 23

Just three days after playing in his first NCAA tournament, Grand Canyon’s Oscar Frayer died in a car accident Tuesday morning.

The 23-year-old was traveling with his sister, 28-year-old Andrea Moore, and another passenger on I-5 SB south of Walnut Grove Road when their Subaru collided with the back of a California Highway Patrol car at the side. from the road, a handicapped tractor-trailer assisted at around 2:30 am. The Subaru ran into a tree and burst into flames.

According to a statement from CHP, all three passengers were pronounced dead on the spot.

“We love O,” Grand Canyon coach Bryce Drew said in a press release. “He was the heartbeat of our team with his vibrant, energetic personality. I can’t put into words the pain and sorrow we all feel, but we know that he is in heaven, and that gives us great joy to know that we will be together again. “

Frayer, a senior forward known as “High Flyer,” posted eight points, five assists, and three blocks in Antelopes’ season-ending 86-74 defeat to Iowa in the NCAA tournament on Saturday. He finished his NCAA career with the school record for blocked shots (93), finishing fourth all-time in points (970) and three points (144).

The Oakland, California native graduated with a degree in communications and was due to start at GCU in April.