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Talented Trio Will All Be Members Of The Flyer Class Of 2024

DAYTON – University of Dayton men’s basketball coach Anthony Grant has announced that three prospects – Luke Frazier, Koby Brea and R.J. Blakney – have signed a letter of intent to become a student-athlete at Dayton.

“We’re excited to announce the signing of these three young men to our Flyer Basketball Family,” Grant said.  “They each fill a need within our roster and are high-character, hard-working and competitive individuals. They will fit well into the fabric of our campus and community.”

Luke Frazier – 6-foot-4, 175 Lb. Guard from Mentor, Ohio

Luke Frazier is a consensus top 10 recruit in the state of Ohio.  A three-year starter at Lake Catholic High School in Mentor, Ohio, Frazier is already a 1,000-point scorer.

He averaged 19.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.2 assists as a junior.  He averaged 13.1 points per game as a freshman starter, and 15.8 points as a sophomore.  He was Division II Honorable Mention All-Ohio in 2018-19.

Frazier started at point guard as a freshman and sophomore for Lake Catholic, but began playing some off the ball as a junior.  The left-hander was Dayton’s first commit for the Class of 2024.

His father Chad played in two state championship games in high school and was a two-sport athlete at Muskingum College.  He mother Kristy was a 1,000 point scorer for Muskingum.

Coach Grant on Luke Frazier

 “Luke brings size and skill to our backcourt. He plays with great pace and makes the game easier for those around him. His skill set and versatility will fit well in our system and style of play.”

Koby Brea – 6-foot-6, 170 Lb. Guard from the Bronx, N.Y.

Koby Brea plays high school ball at Monsignor Scanlan High School in the Bronx, N.Y.   In 2018-19, he averaged 18 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 3.1 assists as a junior in his first varsity season at Monsignor Scanlan, earning all-state honors.

This summer, he represented the Dominican National Team in the U-17 FIBA Centrobasket Championships in San Juan, P.R. Although he was born in the United States, both of his parents are from the Dominican Republic, making Brea eligible to play internationally for the DR.  He played in five games, averaging 26.8 minutes a game, while putting up 9.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists.  He shot 44% shooting from the field and 41% from three.  The Dominican Republic placed fourth in the event. 

Coach Grant on Koby Brea

“Koby brings great size to our backcourt with the ability to stretch the defense. He has the ability to develop into a prolific scorer as well as having the skill set to make plays for others.”

R.J. Blakney – 6-foot-6, 174 Lb. Wing from Hagerstown, Md.

R.J. Blakney was a high school start at St. Maria Goretti High School in Hagerstown, MD., and after high school chose to play a prep year before college.  He is now playing at the Loomis Chaffee School in Connecticut.

Blakney averaged 16.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.7 steals as a senior, while leading his team to 30 wins.  He scored over 1,800 points in his high school career, ranking second in St. Maria Goretti history.

He was Second Team All-Maryland and county Player of the Year in 2019.  He was also a three-time first team all-county.

His mother Dafne scored 992 points at Maryland and then played professionally in Europe.

Coach Grant on R.J. Blakney

“R.J. brings a high level of athleticism, competitiveness, and skill to our perimeter. He really excels in transition and plays with a high motor on both ends of the floor.”

Dayton will look to improve to 2-0 on the young season Saturday night when the Flyers host Charleston Southern in their “Maui on the Mainland” game.  Tip time at sold-out UD Arena is 7 p.m. ET.

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