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  1. Most influential systems in college hoops

    Fran Fraschilla

    There's a feeling in coaching that, unless you are named Henry Iba, Clair Bee, Pete Newell or a handful of others, you haven't invented anything in terms of basketball coaching strategy. Offensive strategies have come and gone for most of the last ce...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Can Mudiay find sweet spot overseas?

    Eamonn Brennan

    The New York Times headline could hardly have been more dramatic were it written in 1942 atop Ernie Pyle's byline. It read, "Brandon Jennings Sends Home a Warning from Europe." It sounded dire. "I've gotten paid on time once this year," Brandon Je...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  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. 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
  9. 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
  10. Bill Self, Sean Miller among picks for 'fantasy' coaching staffs ...

    Fran Fraschilla and Miles Simon

    Fran Fraschilla and Miles Simon each outline their 'fantasy' coaching staffs, choosing from the nation's top current head and assistant coaches. Simon based his selections as if he were hiring at a school in the west, and Fraschilla the midwest.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2014
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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