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  1. Potential pitfalls for top-five teams

    Fran Fraschilla

    The teams that have landed in the top five of ESPN.com's preseason power rankings are there for a reason. In some cases, for lots of reasons. These are talented teams with no shortage of positive attributes that could lead to their making it to ...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  2. How North Carolina Tar Heels, other top-5 teams could slip up - C...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla writes about what could go wrong for each of the top five teams in the preseason college hoops poll and keep them from achieving elite success this season.

    Blog | Conversation | November 03, 2011
  3. NBA Draft: Kyrie Irving leads this year's point guard crop

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla breaks down the top point guards in this year's class. Not surprisingly, Kyrie Irving tops the list, but Fraschilla believes Shelvin Mack is not getting the credit he deserves.

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2011
  4. Improvement plans for top teams

    Fran Fraschilla

    I am excited about the coming college basketball season because of the depth of quality teams returning next year. Traditional powers like North Carolina and Kentucky have reloaded and upstart programs like VCU, Belmont and George Mason aren't g...

    Blog | May 03, 2011
  5. Fran Fraschilla: Improvement plans for top teams like the North C...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla breaks down 10 top teams heading into the 2011-12 season, looking at their strengths and offering ways in which they can improve.

    Blog | Conversation | May 03, 2011
  6. The importance of experience

    Fran Fraschilla

    With recruiting trips over until July, this is the perfect time for coaching staffs to take stock of their basketball programs and begin the process of building toward next season. The approach each coach chooses to take will largely depend upon ...

    Blog | April 26, 2011
  7. Fran Fraschilla: Offseason coaching takes on many forms, from Kev...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla looks at the importance of experience -- both that of coaches and of players -- in dictating how coaches handle their offseason instruction.

    Blog | Conversation | April 26, 2011
  8. 2011 NBA draft: Evaluating stock for Perry Jones, Brandon Knight,...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla evaluates some top college freshmen -- Josh Selby, Harrison Barnes, Jared Sullinger, etc. -- in terms of how their ability might translate to the NBA. Sullinger looks good, but right now, Barnes does not.

    Blog | Conversation | January 12, 2011
  9. Men's College Basketball: Evaluations of Harrison Barnes, Perry J...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla evaluates some of the nation's top frosh -- Jared Sullinger, Harrison Barnes, Brandon Knight, Tobias Harris, Josh Selby and more -- in terms of how they're doing halfway through the season.

    Blog | Conversation | January 11, 2011
  10. Fran Fraschilla: Identifying the most versatile players in colleg...

    Fran Fraschilla

    There is an age-old argument among coaches about players who have one great skill versus players who are good, if not great, at a multitude of basketball skills. My preference? There's room for both. Not surprisingly, because their versatility help...

    Blog | Conversation | September 30, 2010
  11. Top 10 one-and-done frosh for 2010-11

    Fran Fraschilla

    I believe that high school players should be able to make the jump directly to the NBA if they so please, but I would be in favor of an "at least two years in college" rule if a player chose to enroll in school. However, because the NBA's most r...

    Blog | July 20, 2010
  12. 2011 NBA Draft - Top 10 one-and-done freshmen for 2010-11

    Fran Fraschilla

    Not all one-and-done players are created equal. Some, like John Wall, seem like sure things, while others, like Avery Bradley, come with risk. Fran Fraschilla kicks off his ranking of freshmen who'll likely hear their names called on draft day next year.

    Blog | Conversation | July 20, 2010