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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. How Cauley-Stein, others boost draft stock

    Fran Fraschilla

    Coaches like to say that great teams are made from October to April, but great players are made from April to October. This is the time of year that players take stock of their games with input from their coaches and head to the gym to improve. He...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Keys to Kentucky-UConn title game

    Fran Fraschilla

    Don't let the seed numbers fool you; in Monday night's national championship matchup between the Connecticut Huskies and Kentucky Wildcats, we have two very good teams with distinct strengths and weaknesses that should make for an interesting chess m...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  12. How did Texas get its mojo back?

    Fran Fraschilla

    It's hard to imagine that a coach who had taken a basketball program to 14 straight NCAA tournaments, 13 straight 20-win seasons and three straight Sweet 16s (five overall), coaching two National Players of the Year in that time, could get so dumb. ...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  13. Key improvements from top transfers

    Fran Fraschilla

    There are millions of reasons why players transfer each season. Whether it's playing time, distance from home, philosophical differences with the coach or just getting a fresh start in a new program, it happens with regularity. When a player does ...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  14. Why Jabari Parker will thrive at Duke

    Fran Fraschilla

    Jabari Parker had his choice of the creme de la creme of college basketball programs before selecting Duke last winter. And, while I have no doubt ESPN's No. 2 player in the Class of 2013 would have been successful at any of the other schools on...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  15. Why Jabari Parker will thrive with the Duke Blue Devils - College...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla explains how Jabari Parker's integration into the Duke offense will be similar to Carmelo Anthony's usage on Team USA and how Coach K's Olympic experience will help guide his hand with a star-laden cast in Durham this season.

    Blog | Conversation | November 08, 2013
  16. Melvin Ejim among nation's top 'player forwards' - College Basket...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla explains the value of the "player forward" -- undersized 4s who are among the most difficult individual matchups in the country. Melvin Ejim ranks among the nation's best, while Branden Dawson and others should embrace the position.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2013