“We talked a few days ago, and I think right now for Frankie, the decision has been made we’re going to redshirt him this year,” Grant said. “Just from a developmental standpoint, he needs that. I think that’ll be the best thing for him. The thing I talked to him about is the opportunity for him to use this year very similarly to what Obi (Toppin) did last year from a physical and mental standpoint to continue to grow and develop. He’s 18 years old. His upside is tremendous. The thing I talked to him about is myself and our staff believe he has the chance to be a really good player for us. We feel he needs the year.”
Policelli signed with Dayton in April. He was the first recruit to join the program after the departure of five players in March. He averaged 12.2 points and 6.0 rebounds per game as a senior.