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  1. Breaking down the potential of Karl-Anthony Towns - NBA Draft

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla provides a film breakdown of Kentucky freshman center Karl-Anthony Towns. He writes why Towns is a 'five-tool' player and can potentially thrive in the NBA.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2015
  2. Film Session: Duke center Jahlil Okafor

    Fran Fraschilla

    Players such as Duke's Jahlil Okafor don't come around college basketball very often. In fact, unlike in the days of Patrick Ewing, Hakeem Olajuwon and even Tim Duncan, they don't stay very long, either. So enjoy watching this 6-foot-11 freshman n...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  3. Projecting the Big 12 standings - College Basketball

    Fran Fraschilla

    The Big 12 is arguably the strongest conference, top to bottom, in college basketball. Fran Fraschilla takes a stab at which teams will be at the top and bottom when league play concludes in March.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2015
  4. Up close with Texas hoops

    Fran Fraschilla

    The Texas Longhorns struggled through a 2012-2013 season that saw them miss their first NCAA tournament under coach Rick Barnes since he took over in 1998. Poor team chemistry led to the exodus of his four leading scorers to professional basketball a...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  5. Lessons Team USA can learn from Spain's loss to France - FIBA Wor...

    Fran Fraschilla

    How did Spain get upset by France in the quarterfinals of the FIBA World Cup? Fran Fraschilla breaks it down and outlines the subsequent lessons for Team USA as it prepares to take on Lithuania in the semis.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2014
  6. Ranking FIBA World Cup teams by tiers - NBA

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla breaks down the remaining 16 FIBA World Cup teams into tiers. Which are legitimate title contenders and which have no shot?

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2014
  7. My picks for the best of 2014-15

    Fran Fraschilla

    My ESPN colleagues have done a nice job of putting together teams that should be superlative in areas such as offense, defense, rebounding and passing heading into the upcoming college basketball season. All had strong selections for each of the cha...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  8. 2014 NBA Draft - Scouting potential first-round picks Dario Saric...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla reports in from the adidas Eurocamp and the Croatian League finals, where he scouted two potential first-rounders for the 2014 NBA Draft, Dario Saric and Jusuf Nurkic.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2014
  9. Underrated coaches, omissions in Top 50

    Fran Fraschilla

    I will admit it. I am sensitive to coaching lists, as well as "who's hot" and "who's on the hot seat" articles. After spending 23 years as a college coach, I understand, uniquely, how hard the job is and how circumstances, real and imagined, can affe...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  10. Syracuse Orange among teams lacking roster depth heading into 201...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla identifies five conference title contenders that are lacking roster depth heading into the 2014-15 season, including the Syracuse Orange.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2014
  11. Kentucky Wildcats among deepest teams in nation - College Basketb...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla identifies the five deepest teams in college basketball heading into the 2014-15 season, led by the Kentucky Wildcats.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2014
  12. Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein among nation's best shot-blockers ...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla identifies the top five shot-blockers in college basketball, including Kentucky forward Willie Cauley-Stein.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2014
  13. VCU's Briante Weber among nation's best lockdown defenders - Coll...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla takes a look at the top lockdown defenders in college basketball, offering up five players who best disrupt opposing offenses, starting with VCU's Briante Weber.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2014
  14. Florida's Michael Frazier II among nation's best shooters -- coll...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla takes a look at the best shooters in college basketball and offers six players who can drain it from deep.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2014
  15. Top international newcomers in CBB

    Fran Fraschilla

    The basketball world continues to grow closer and closer. It's evident in the nearly 100 international players who played in the NBA this past season. The same can be said for college basketball, as freshmen from around the world will play for Ameri...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  16. Wisconsin favored to claim Big Ten, but don't sleep on Michigan, ...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla previews the best teams and players taking the floor for the Big Ten in 2014-15. The Wisconsin Badgers should be the clear-cut favorite to claim the conference crown, but both Michigan and Ohio State feature high ceilings.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2014