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Bill Fraser memorial set for Sunday at LBCC

LONG BEACH, Ca. – A memorial service will be held Sunday afternoon (June 15) at Long Beach City College for Bill Fraser, one of most respected and revered basketball coaches in Southern California. Fraser, who passed away on April 16 at age 85, began his coaching career as the junior varsity coach at Long Beach…

A whole lot of hoops on tap at Mater Dei

SANTA ANA, Ca. – The Mater Dei High basketball program will play host to an 81-game tournament this weekend – with games spread over three courts in the school’s Meruelo Center. Among the program joining the Monarchs in the event (which gets underway with three games tipping off at 3:30 Friday afternoon and then wraps…

Here are my “Best of Pangos AA Camp” selections

LONG BEACH, Ca. – The 12th edition of the Pangos All-American Camp is a wrap. From my respective, at least, it didn’t take the full four sessions of camp games – and the two all-star games – to determine who the two best players were from among the 120 or so who participated during the…

Zimmerman, Phillips help Pangos team to 3-0 start

LONG BEACH, Ca. – Stephen Zimmerman, via his on-court play over the first two days of the weekend, has spoken clear and succinctly as to why he has been considered one of the very best of the Class of 2015 for seemingly so very long. The left-handed senior-to-be at Bishop Gorman High in Las Vegas…

Hemsley and Briscoe impress on Night 1 of Pangos

LONG BEACH, Ca. – Day I of the Pangos All-American, Version XII, was like the other 11 first days: It’s a time for scrambling to peruse the numerical roster and makeup of each camp “team”, determining which players on the rosters were actually in the building and in uniform and then deciding where to plop…

Some of nation’s best preps descend upon LB for the 12th Pangos All-American Camp

LONG BEACH, Ca. – Summer basketball – club ball and camp-wise – is officially upon us on Friday night. The 12th Pangos All-American Camp will be held over the weekend at Cabrillo High (2001 Santa Fe Ave.), beginning with instruction and skills work at about 7:15 and camp games at 8:30 on Friday night, and…

Alexander (was) the Great (for Team Charlotte)

THE WOODLANDS, TX – When the going was the toughest for Team Charlotte Sunday morning and early afternoon during 17-under division of the Under Armour Association Invitational at the Legends Sports Complex, so was Ty-Shon Alexander. *The 6-foot-3 freshman from Concord High knocked in the outcome-deciding free throw with 2.4 seconds to go to give…

Quarters set for UAA Invitational in Texas

THE WOODLANDS, TX – The bracket in the 17-under division of the Under Armour Association Invitational was whittled to eight Saturday night in the Legends Sports Complex. And it will take only something approaching six-plus hours Sunday to determine the event’s champion. The four quarterfinal contests are each scheduled to tip off at about 8:30…

Friday night UAA showcase games were aptly titled

THE WOODLANDS, TX – Day I – actually, Night I – of the Under Armour Association Invitational was highlighted by a bevy of showcase game in the 17-under division. OK, so which players made the most of their opportunity to put their skills, effort and attitude – not necessarily in that pecking order, of course…

Simmons and Briscoe among EYBL Week II standouts

FRISCO, TX – If you had the opportunity to be courtside for each of Each 1 Teach 1’s Elite Youth Basketball League games on Mother’s Day in the Fieldhouse USA, you might have come away with the same conclusion as I did by late Sunday afternoon: Anyone aspiring to the title of No. 1 high…

Meet Frank
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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