NCAA’s One Shining Moment includes tribute to GCU’s late Oscar Frayer
One Shining Moment, 2021 Edition pic.twitter.com/Ap6wVFFPQ1
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 6, 2021
After the biggest game of the college basketball season wraps up, there’s a reason to hang around, with the NCAA’s One Shining Moment video montage that highlights some moments from the NCAA Tournament.
This year’s had a touching nod about halfway through.
Grand Canyon wing Oscar Frayer was shown making a big-time block that surely would have made the cut for the video regardless of the circumstances. But an extra shot of Frayer was included after, a tribute to his passing.
The 23-year-old died in a car accident in late March, only a few days after competing for the school in its first-ever tournament appearance.
Frayer, a 6-foot-7 wing, averaged 6.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 24 games (all starts) for the Antelopes this past season.
Many applauded the gesture by the NCAA in the video:
— GCU Men's Basketball (@GCU_MBB) April 6, 2021
you may notice this year's One Shining Moment lingers for an extra second on a Grand Canyon player, showing him make a spectacular block, then showing a close-up. It's Oscar Frayer, who died in a car accident days after GCU's tourney game. I'll remember him whenever I watch it. https://t.co/NAmBsiXzDr pic.twitter.com/5KyDmJ4DN9
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) April 6, 2021
— Cameron Cox (@CamCox12) April 6, 2021