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  1. What Tai Wynyard means for Kentucky

    Fran Fraschilla

    Tai Wynyard, who committed to Kentucky on Sunday over Villanova and Texas, is one of the best young 16-year-old players in the world at the moment. That doesn't necessarily mean that he's ready-made to step in for the Wildcats. But they are getti...

    Blog | January 25, 2015
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Inside Louisville's stifling defense

    Fran Fraschilla

    Over the past four seasons, no team has played defense at a high level as consistently as Louisville. Since 2011, the Cardinals have never ended a season lower than fourth in the nation in defensive efficiency (according to kenpom.com), and the Cardi...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Players poised to step into star roles

    Fran Fraschilla

    Role definition is always crucial to a team's success. A coach must explain what he needs out of each player in order for a program to reach its peak. But equally important are players who accept and understand their roles for the good of the team. ...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  8. The next wave of international talent

    Fran Fraschilla

    Emmanuel Mudiay, ESPN's No. 5 recruit in the Class of 2014, was born in the Congo, raised in Dallas and will play next season in China. While he's not an "international" player -- based on the fact that he built his reputation in the United States --...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  9. UConn Huskies' Kevin Ollie has helped change the perception of cr...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Kevin Ollie learned how to coach by sitting on benches across the NBA. Now, he has the UConn Huskies ready to defend their title.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2014
  10. Why a 24-second shot clock is needed

    Fran Fraschilla

    To many, the idea of reducing the college shot clock from 35 seconds to 24 seconds is sacrilegious. But it makes too much sense to me. To start: a 24-second clock would be more closely aligned to the NBA, NCAA and FIBA, creating a more cohesive gl...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Biggest challenges for new coaches

    Fran Fraschilla

    Coaching is about problem solving, and when a new coach takes over a program, more often than not there are many issues to resolve. How do you take a school with no positive history and make it a contender? If it has had past accomplishments, how do ...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  14. What Mykhailiuk means for Kansas

    Fran Fraschilla

    Kansas has added one of the best young players in Europe to its 2014-2015 roster. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (pronounced ME-kuy-luke), a 6-foot-6, 16-year-old Ukrainian guard, signed with the Jayhawks today after considering scholarship offers, initially,...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  15. 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
  16. 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