Melvin Jamon Frazier Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1996. He is the son of Natasha Dorsey. Frazier played his high school ball at L.W. Wiggins HS in Marrero, Louisiana. Frazier averaged 17.3 points per game during his senior season, leading the Hurricanes to the Class 5A state semifinals. The 6-foot-6 wing was the 2014-15 NOLA.com/Times-Picayune Preseason Player of the Year. He choose to stay in his hometown New Orleans to play college ball at Tulane, turning down offers from Arkansas, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. Follow Frazier on Twitter (@melvinjrrr) and Instagram (@melvinjrr). Frazier appeared in 94 collegiate games (69 starts) over three seasons for Tulane. He saved the best for last, getting named the 2018 American Athletic Conference Most Improved Player of the Year. He also garnered All-AAC Second Team honors for the 2017-18 season. Statistically, Frazier's junior year saw career highs in scoring (15.9 PPG), rebounding (5.6 RPG) and assists (2.9 APG). He also led the AAC in both total steals (65) field-goal percentage (.556) that same season. Frazier entered the 2018 NBA Draft and was selected in the second round (35th overall) by the Orlando Magic.