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Former CSUN basketball player Joseph Frazier in ICU after hit-and-run

Sept. 25

Joseph had surgery to reduce pressure on his brain, Friday. Besides increasing involuntary movements, his condition has not changed and he remains in a coma, said James Frazier, Joseph’s father.

A fundraiser, the Joseph Frazier Showcase, will be held at Calabasas High on Sunday Oct. 2 at noon.

About 14 – 20 high school basketball teams will play games, and celebrity athletes will be present, said Jon Palarz, head basketball coach at Calabasas High.

Some of the participating teams include Muin, where Joseph graduated high school, Pasadena, TAFT, Oaks Christian and Alemany.

Sept. 22

A portion of the money generated from the AIDS Walk 3on3 Basketball Tournament  will go towards Joseph Frazier’s hospital bill, according to the Facebook group Get Buckets.

The event is Saturday Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. at 7400 West Manchester Ave. Los Angeles.

There will be contests, giveaways, autograph signings and a championship bracket kick-off. It is $45 to submit a team, $3 entry fee.

For more information:

Sept. 2

“There was no real progress today, but in the last week there was progress as far as gag reflexes, reaction to light, and things like that,” said James Frazier, Joseph’s dad.

For updates on Joseph’s progress, check back here, or add the group Get Buckets on Facebook.

Aug. 29

Joseph has taken a few breathes on his own, but remains on life support.

“We are praying for a miracle at this point,” Anita Frazier said.

Joseph’s 1995 Suzuki motorcycle was struck by a white Sport Utility vehicle (possible Mitsubishi Montero), according to a LAPD News Release, provided by Detective Russell.

The vehicle was making a left turn from Ventura Boulevard. onto southbound Wilbur Avenue. when it struck Joseph, who was traveling east on Ventura Boulevard. The driver continued southbound on Wilbur Avenue, failing to help Joseph, stop, or provide identification.

Aug. 27

CSUN student and former Matador basketball player Joseph Frazier, 28, is in the intensive care unit at a local hospital after being involved in a hit-and-run incident on Thursday night, according to family members.

Frazier, a men’s basketball guard from 2001-05, sustained a massive brain injury and is in critical condition.

“He is basically hanging on to his life,” said Anita Frazier, the victim’s step-mother.

Witnesses reported seeing a white or light-grey SUV run a red light and strike Frazier, who was riding his motorcycle, at the intersection of Ventura Boulevard. and Wilbur Avenue. around 8:45 Thursday night. The SUV then drove away into a local neighborhood, according to Anita Frazier.

Joseph Frazier currently coaches the Calabasas High School junior varsity basketball team, and independently coaches other players.

He was going to a business meeting the night of the incident. He had just received a contract to open a gym or coaching clinic, Anita Frazier said.

“Basketball was everything to him,” she added.

Anita Frazier described Joseph as passionate, generous and well-liked in the community.

Friend and also-former-Matador Rob Haynes (2005-09) said he was “crushed” upon hearing the news.

The family appreciates the love and concern the community has shown and will be creating a website to inform family and friends about Joseph’s condition. They have requested that people check there for details. The link will posted in this article when the site is live.

Anyone with information about the accident is urged to call Detective Russell at 818-644-8082, after hours and weekends call Traffic Divisions public desk at 818-644-8000 .

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