CBS lingered for a few extra seconds in this year’s “One Shining Moment” video to pay tribute to Oscar Frayer of the Grand Canyon.
Frayer, 23, died in a car crash on March 23 just three days after the Antelopes lost in the first round to Iowa in the NCAA tournament. He, his older sister Andrea Moore and a friend died in the crash near Lodi, California.
Spawn appears at the 1:36 mark in the video. He is shown blocking Connor McCaffery from Iowa, with the following in transition:
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It was an elegant decision by CBS to include Frayer in their video, so beloved by hardcore and casual basketball fans alike. The Grand Canyon also appreciated the gesture:
Spawn played 25 minutes in the loss to the Hawkeyes, scoring eight points and posting three rebounds, five assists, one steal and three blocks. It was his 107th start – the third-highest number in the Antelopes’ Division I era. The senior guard / striker finished his career with 970 points and 144 3-pointers, placing fourth in program history in both scores.
“We love O,” GCU coach Bryce Drew said in the school statement announcing his death. “He was the heart of our team with his vibrant and energetic personality. I cannot put words to the pain and sadness we all feel, but we know he is in Heaven and it gives us great joy to to know that we will be together again. “