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Hoops coaches clinic set for Oct. 1 in Fullerton

FULLERTON, Ca. – The annual Fullcourt Press/Team Athletic Basketball Coaches Clinic is set for Oct. 1 at Hope International University. Head coaches Russ Turner of UC Irvine (4:30 p.m.), Cuonzo Martin of Cal (5:30), Tad Boyle of Colorado (6:30) and Dana Altman of Oregon (7:30) will speak for about an hour or so apiece on…

Ball Brothers too sizzling for Massey Memorial field

LONG BEACH, Ca. – It was the kind of three-game performance that would have made the coach the event was named in honor of proud. The Chino Hills High transition offense pretty overwhelmed the Huskies’ opposition during the first Ron Massey Memorial Fall Classic at Jordan High, as the Lonzo Ball-led club wrapped things up…

Upsets highlight first day of Ron Massey BB event

LONG BEACH, Ca. – A couple of “upsets” on Saturday set the stage for Sunday’s competition during the first Ron Massey Memorial Fall Hoops Classic at Jordan High. The No.’s 1 and 2 seeds, Las Vegas Bishop Gorman and Long Beach Poly, were stunned by Compton (77-64) and Montbello Cantwell-Sacred Heart (46-43), respectively, in the…

Many of San Diego’s best hoopers on display Saturday

SPRING VALLEY, Ca. – Many of San Diego County’s most high-profile boys basketball players didn’t take part in the first-ever “Clash of the Classes” Saturday at Mount Miguel High. But that didn’t prevent the event – very well organized and run by Glen Worley and Aaron Burgin – from being a terrific success. Even with…

First Clash of Classes set for Saturday

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Ca. – Most of the better boys basketball players in San Diego County will participate in a first-ever event Saturday that should prove equal parts competitive, revealing and entertaining. “The Clash of the Classes” is set to tip off at 11 o’clock Saturday morning with the last game scheduled for 4 in the…

Best of spring/summer choices from the Class of 2015

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Ca. – Wow! Now that was tough . . . The chore of finding 25 deserving players for my “All Spring and Summer” Class of 2015 squad wasn’t difficult. But the same can’t be said for putting them into a “Teams 1-5” pecking order or adhering to a strict “one player at each…

No need to understand French to appreciate this Paris

SAN PABLO, Ca. — Paris Austin missed on a breakaway dunk attempt during each half of the sixth NorCal Clash Sunday afternoon (August 24) at Contra Costa College. And that’s about the only negative that could be gleaned from the performance of the 6-foot senior point guard, who paced the Class of 2015 Northern California…

Multiple HS frosh stand out at Inglewood HS Saturday

INGLEWOOD, Ca. – The ninth-grade game was anything but competitive. But, although the team wearing the white jerseys prevailed over its black-shirted opponents, 135-78, in the final game of the event, Saturday’s Pangos Julius V Showcase at Inglewood High proved an ideal vehicle to take a look at some of the best of the very…

California youth BB event at Inglewood HS Saturday

INGLEWOOD, Ca. – Some of the top elementary- and middle school-aged boys’ basketball players will be on display Saturday morning and early Saturday afternoon at Inglewood High. Julius von Hanzlik, who has his figurative finger on the figurative pulse of youth basketball in California, is running the five-game showcase event. Games will tip off at…

Bridges tops “all-spring and summer” 2016 choices

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Ca. – My “The Best of the Spring and Summer of 2014” selections, Part II: What follows are the choices for my “All-Class of 2016”, based on the way these guys played over the course of the spring and summer, during the “national” events I watched. It’s the same deal as with my…

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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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Endorsements

“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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