Antelope athletics department said Fryer, 23, his older sister Andrea Moore, and his friend died in the accident. The third person has not yet been identified by the San Joaquin County Coroner office, according to the Athletics Administration.
The Grand Canyon, ranked 15th in the NCAA, lost to second-seed Iowa in the round of 64 on Saturday in Indianapolis, Indiana. Fryer scored eight points in his last game. It was the first NCAA Men’s Championship appearance in Grand Canyon.
Fryer graduated from Morrow Catholic High School in Hayward, California. After scoring 30 high-career startups as a junior, Fryer was academically disqualified for the 2019-2020 season. But he had the opportunity to return to Lopez to play one final season, start 24 matches, and graduate with a degree in Communications. He was scheduled to walk early next month.
“We love ya,” said Grand Canyon coach Bryce Drew. “He was the beating heart of our team with his vibrant and lively personality. I cannot describe in words the hurt and sadness that we all feel, but we know that he is in Heaven and this gives us great joy to know that we will be together again.”
Frayer averaged 6.6 points per match this season and 8 points per match in his team career.
“On the field, Oscar was known by the nickname” High Flyer “and will be remembered for his” high pitched “, strong defense and game-changing shots, the university said in a statement. “Off the field, he will be remembered for his infectious smile, energetic spirit and soulful soul that made him one of the most beloved students on campus.”