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  1. Programs needing strong 2013 classes

    Fran Fraschilla

    I coached college basketball for 26 years, and I felt we needed a great recruiting year every year. But the truth is that some years are more important than others for different reasons for different basketball programs. Here is a look at fiv...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  2. Five programs that need strong 2013 recruiting classes the most -...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla ranks the five teams that are in the biggest need of a strong 2013 recruiting class, including players that each program is targeting.

    Blog | Conversation | August 01, 2012
  3. 10 teams built for the future

    Fran Fraschilla

    Being young is good in college basketball, but not always. Worse than losing a great player in recruiting is signing a player who can't help you win in your league and who you're stuck with for four years. Young players are useful only if t...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  4. NCB - Indiana, NC State and other teams built for future

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla breaks down 10 teams that are poised for big-time success next season.

    Blog | Conversation | January 11, 2012
  5. Re-evaluating the Big East

    Fran Fraschilla

    We are entering, likely, the final season of the Big East Conference as we've known it for a long time. So with schools coming and going the next couple of years, let's look at where the league's teams are right now as they enter a his...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  6. Re-evaluating the Big East as conference play begins

    Fran Fraschilla

    Pitt is skidding, the Hoyas are soaring, the Friars are ahead of schedule. It seems some preconceptions for the Big East are proving incorrect this season. Fran Fraschilla resets the board and provides his take on how each of the 16 teams' tales will end.

    Blog | Conversation | December 28, 2011
  7. Fran Fraschilla - State of the Game - College basketball coaching...

    Fran Fraschilla

    As part of ESPN Insider's State of the Game series, Fran Fraschilla looks at modern coaching and wonders if it's too specialized.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2011
  8. The good and the bad of the top teams

    Fran Fraschilla

    We're in an exam-heavy week in which there aren't many games and we're about a month into the season for most teams, so what better time than now to look at what I consider to be the top teams in the country. Each obviously has a main ...

    Blog | December 14, 2010
  9. The good and bad of national men's college basketball contenders

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla separates the national contenders into two tiers and shares what he likes and dislikes about each.

    Blog | Conversation | December 14, 2010
  10. Men's College Basketball Preview: Corey Fisher, Jacob Pullen and ...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla looks at matchups he's excited for this coming season, including Missouri vs. K-State (Pullen and English!), any time Big East guards knuckle up (the rise of Corey Fisher!), and Ohio State vs. Michigan State (here comes Jared Sullinger!).

    Blog | Conversation | November 08, 2010
  11. Filling a niche

    Fran Fraschilla

    As an NBA team puts together a complete roster, it has to be conscious of filling it out with some specialists that can help you win games on both ends of the floor. As a coach, three places I would start with are shooters, energy guys off the bench ...

    Blog | June 22, 2010
  12. 2010 NBA draft: Damion James, Trevor Booker among top specialists...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Sometimes one great skill is enough to earn you a spot on an NBA roster. Fran Fraschilla breaks down this year's crop of shooters, shot-blockers and energy guys as teams look to fill specific needs in both rounds of Thursday's NBA draft.

    Blog | Conversation | June 22, 2010
  13. Chicago snubs could still make NBA

    Fran Fraschilla

    The NBA draft combine began today in Chicago, and 53 players were invited to participate in the workouts. Logic dictates that most of these players will be among the 60 drafted June 24 and many will make NBA rosters in the fall. However, there will b...

    Blog | May 20, 2010
  14. NBA draft 2010 - Combine snubs Brian Zoubek, Scottie Reynolds cou...

    Fran Fraschilla

    With the NBA draft combine underway in Chicago, Fran Fraschilla identifies the five biggest snubs from the festivities and explains why they could end up on NBA rosters next fall.

    Blog | Conversation | May 20, 2010
  15. Franta Claus is back with gifts for all

    Fran Fraschilla

    It's the time of year for Franta Claus to pass out some Christmas gifts. The college basketball season is off to a great start, but I will be keeping an eye on who's been naughty or nice. In the meantime, happy holidays to all our college b...

    Blog | December 23, 2009
  16. It's that time of year: Franta Claus is coming to town

    Fran Fraschilla

    It's the time of year for Franta Claus to pass out some Christmas gifts. The college basketball season is off to a great start, but I will be keeping an eye on who's been naughty or nice. In the meantime, happy holidays to all our college basketball ...

    Blog | Conversation | December 23, 2009