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Catching Up with Megan Frazee

June 30, 2009  San Antonio, Texas  RSS
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Megan Frazee looks to pass over fellow WNBA rookie DeWanna Bonner of the Phoenix Mercury. (Photo by D. Clarke Evans - NBAE/Getty Images)

Megan Frazee looks to pass over fellow WNBA rookie DeWanna Bonner of the Phoenix Mercury. (Photo by D. Clarke Evans - NBAE/Getty Images)

Just three months removed from her final contest in a Liberty uniform, Megan Frazee is now six games into her WNBA career. Playing alongside former Lady Flames standout Katie (Feenstra) Mattera, Frazee has helped the San Antonio Silver Stars go 3-3 to start the year.

Frazee, averaging 4.0 ppg and 1.8 rpg in a reserve role, was at her best during a come-from-behind, 91-87 win over Phoenix on June 23. In 10 productive minutes, the Xenia, Ohio native contributed nine points, two rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots.

The Silver Stars, who have won back-to-back games, return to action tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern, when they host the Washington Mystics at the AT&T Center. The game will be video streamed live on WNBA LiveAccess. Click here for more information.

Recently, caught up with Frazee to find out more about the first few weeks of her professional basketball career. (LF): What is your favorite part of being a WNBA player?
Megan Frazee (MF): My favorite part of being a WNBA player is being able to continue to play basketball. It is a great platform to be able to share Christ with those who I come in contact with.

LF: What has been the biggest adjustment from playing college basketball?
MF: The biggest adjustment from playing college ball is adjusting to a new environment, coaching staff and teammates in a short amount of time. Only having two weeks of training camp before preseason starts is a lot different time frame than what it is in college. There are so many things to take in. I have learned a lot in the short amount of time I have been here.

LF: What has surprised you most about the WNBA?
MF: What has surprised me about the WNBA is how relaxed everyone is. I think because the WNBA is a professional league, the coaches and staff are more inclined to treat us as players that way. The coaches are very smart with our rest. I thought that I would be a lot busier than what I am, but I am really not. It is nice to be able to relax and catch up on rest!

LF: Who is the best player you have faced so far?
MF: There are so many great players in the WNBA! I have played two preseason games so far and five regular-season games. Some of the top players I have been able to play against include Katie Smith, Katie Douglas, Diana Taurasi and Tamika Catchings, just to name a few.

LF: What has it been like having some familiar faces (Katie Mattera, Olaf Lange, Sandy Brondello) on the team and coaching staff?
MF: It has been great having familiar faces in San Antonio. Knowing two out of the three coaches before even getting to San Antonio has helped my transition to be much easier. I knew Olaf really well and have enjoyed being able to be coached by him again. Hs wife, Sandy, has been great as well!

Katie has been great! We hang out quite a bit. We get along well together and have roomed together a couple of times on the road. The more familiarity going into a new situation, the better.

LF: What do you like best about living in San Antonio?
MF: San Antonio is a great city! There are so many things to do and see. The people are very friendly and welcoming here.

LF: What do you see as your role on the team at this point in the career?
MF: My role on the team is one that is still being defined. Being a rookie, it takes a while to understand my role and also for coach to get a feel for what my strengths and weaknesses are. I am going into this season with an open heart and mind. I want to be able to be a good listener and learner. I am willing to do whatever the coach would have me to do.

LF: What are some of the most important things you have learned from your coaches and veteran teammates?
MF: I have learned so many things from my coaches and teammates. The list could go on and on. I love all of my coaches because they are so encouraging, but they also let me know things I need to work on. I know that they have my best interest at heart.

My teammates have been phenomenal! There are a lot of great women on the team. They have given me a lot of encouragement and advice as well, during the short time that I have been here.

LF: How are WNBA road trips different than Liberty road trips?
MF: WNBA road trips are quite a bit different than Liberty road trips. First and foremost being that we travel a lot, so all of our travel is by plane. We are given per diem that enables us to get our own food. At Liberty, we always ate as a team. In the WNBA, we are on our own once we get to the hotel. We eat on our own, we can leave the hotel if we want to and we don't have a curfew. There are positives and negatives to having a lot of freedom, but our team is pretty responsible so it doesn't seem to be a problem.

LF: Which road trip(s) are you looking forward to most this season?
MF: I love to travel, so really every road trip will be fun for me. It is an experience of a lifetime to be able to travel across the country.

Thank you all for your support! I love and miss you all.

God bless,