Bishop Loughlin shooting guard Brandon Frazier, who is ranked among New York City's top 10 high school basketball prospects by several scouting services, has given his verbal commitment to Hofstra, Lions coach Ed Gonzalez told Newsday.

"It's an amazing get for Hofstra," Gonzalez said. "Brandon is one of the top 10 in the city. He wanted to stay close to home; he knows the coaching staff, and Tom Pecora does a great job with guards. I'm glad he made that decision."

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Frazier, who is 6-3 and weighs 175 pounds, was pursued by several mid-major schools, including Fordham, LaSalle, Southern Illinois, Kent State and Quinnipiac. Frazier averaged 14.7 points for the Lions, who have reached the CHSAA "AA" intersectional semifinals.

"Branden is long and has a great upside," Gonzalez said. "When coach Pecora gets him in the weight room and builds him up a little bit, he'll be phenomenal."