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Strong field set as Dijon Thompson Pac Shores tips

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Ca. – High school basketball’s 2014-15 season – Southern California-style – tips off Monday afternoon at Redondo Union with the 63rd Dijon Thompson Pacific Shores Tournament. The 16-team field includes seven squads selected in BurlisonOnBasketball’s preseason SoCal Top 25, topped by the host Sea Hawks (No. 6) and Long Beach Poly (7) –…

Cunliffe, Davis show out at WCE Camp in Colorado

PARKER, CO – The dominant play of two of the national Class of 2016’s best prospects was a major highlight to Sunday’s high school portion of the West Coast Elite Camp/Colorado at Legend High in this Denver suburb. That one of those juniors is 6-foot-9 De’Ron Davis of Overland High in nearby Aurora is a…

Quality PGs highlight WCE Camp/Colorado Saturday

PARKER, CO – The “present” of the best of the high school basketball players in Colorado will be on display Sunday during the West Coast Elite Camp/Colorado at Legend High in this Denver suburb. And the “future” showed off its collective promise Saturday during the elementary and middle school portion of the event. Approximately 100…

Three 2016 (Utah) Prospects dazzle in SLC Saturday

SALT LAKE CITY – Most of the very best prep hoop players in Utah – and then some – were on hand Saturday at West High for the first-ever West Coast Elite All-Star Camp/Utah. There is a particularly strong class of 2016 within the state and Frank Jackson (6-foot-3/Highland Lone Peak), Yoeli Childs (6-7/South Jordan…

Sizing up best of the best on Pangos All-East Weekend

THOROFARE, N.J. – The East was thoroughly represented on the Top 30 Cream of the Crop All-Star selections Sunday afternoon as the Pangos All-East Frosh/Soph Camp wrapped up in the RiverWinds Center. Players from eight states and the District of Columbia filled the Top 30 roster for the camp’s final game with the squad wearing…

Day I, Pangos All-East Camp: Many well-made points

THOROFARE, N.J. – If Day I of the Pangos All-East Frosh/Soph Camp is indicative of the caliber of players at the position at the event, determining which “point guard-types” will be put on the rosters for Sunday afternoon’s all-star games at the RiverWinds Center is going to be a difficult chore, indeed. I also attended…

Christian Negron with dazzling Pangos Camp capper

LA GRANGE, IL – Travel issues, injuries and state restrictions combined to take a bite out of the roster for the Cream of the Crop Top 30 All-Star Game that wrapped up the two-day Pangos All-Midwest Frosh/Soph Camp Sunday afternoon at the Park District Center. But those personnel hits, ultimately, did nothing to rob the…

Brown/Tillman a nice Pangos “outside-inside” combo

LA GRANGE, IL – It didn’t take long for what is likely the best 1-2 punch in the building to reveal itself during Saturday’s first day of the Pangos All-Midwest Frosh/Soph Camp. Marquese Brown, a 6-foot-2 freshman guard at Simeon High in Chicago, and Xavier Tillman, a 6-8 sophomore post at Forest Hills Central in…

P.J. Washington Top 30 MOP in Pangos Camp finale

LEWISVILLE, TX – Basketball camp all-star games – more often than not – are muddled and sloppy affairs, while ending up as prime examples of selfishness, hoops-style. Sunday afternoon, at the MAC for the wrap-up of the annual Pangos All-South Frosh/Soph Camp, proved an exception to that most unfortunate rule of thumb. The event’s Top…

Washington, Jasey make “big” impressions Saturday

LEWISVILLE, TX – Two of the top post players in the national Class of 2017 were on display Saturday during the first day of the Pangos All-South Frosh/Soph Camp and each more than lived up to his lofty billing. P.J. Washington (Frisco, TX, Lone Star) and Isiah Jasey (Killeen, TX, Ellison) were oft-times spectacular –…

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Frank Burlison

Frank Burlison is a well-regarded basketball writer who was inducted into the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Hall of Fame in 2005. His opinions on the potential of high school and college players are widely respected and sought by college coaches and NBA scouts, personnel directors and general managers from coast to coast. Oh, yes – he can offer plenty of thoughts on movies, television and pop music. Yes, he can rank those, too. Hint: He’s a big The Godfather, Larry Sanders, The Wire and The Beatles loyalist.

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“I’ve known Frank since he was a student at Long Beach State and no writer ever worked harder at studying and understanding basketball. When I was coaching I always put more stock into what he said about (high school) players than anyone I knew. As far as I’m concerned, he’s the best there is at evaluating the potential of basketball players.”
Lute Olson, Hall of Fame and NCAA Championship Winning Coach

"I have known Frank for 15 years and there is no one outside of those in the Clippers' organization that I trust more than Frank when it comes to player evaluations."
Neil Olshey, Los Angeles Clippers' Vice President of Basketball Operations

“Frank Burlison has always been a proponent of my talent and, even more so, of my potential – far before it was evident to most. Even as a smaller and determined player who was being overlooked by most high-major colleges and national scouting services, Frank always served as a friendly voice who got me into the door to most events to help me prove my talents.”
Russell Westbrook, the No. 4 overall selection in the 2008 NBA Draft out of UCLA and an all-star guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder

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