He has not lived up to the hype, and instead been more of a nuisance.
Frease suffered another setback last week, as he was suspended by head coach Chris Mack for "not fulfilling all the responsibilities of a Xavier basketball player."
Whatever that means, it was the latest in a college career marred with slip-ups and underachievement. This, Frease's senior season, was supposed to be the one all about redemption and fulfillment for the center, but it could just end up as another 35+ games where fans feel cheated, mislead, and asking for a replacement in the starting line-up.
Yesterday on Facebook, after he was lightly ragged on by a Xavier Newswire editor, the seven-footer told his more than 3400 friends that he actually does work hard, not to believe rumors, and that people who write op-eds are uninformed.
The hard work part I can't question, I guess we have to believe him. But clearly Frease has never opened up a New York Times, nor does he probably even understand the purpose behind editorials. They're not built solely around facts but rather driven by opinion. The editor is free to wax unfiltered (perhaps the submission could have been longer and a bit more thought provoking) in regards to a particular topic. From there maybe we sit around with cup of coffee and discuss with friends.
Additionally, one of Frease's supporters said that the writer didn't have the "cojones to sign it." Just to clear that up, editorials usually don't come with a byline. There's nothing unusual about it. He or she isn't trying to hide.
I guess it's a bit harsh to attack Frease based off one Facebook post, but it's also probably not the time for him to seek support and fish for compliments when you're in hot water. Hopefully he gets it together. Those Muskies might otherwise be a bit thin up front.