What People Are Saying About Frank

“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, the Hall of Fame (enshrined in 2002) coach whose 34 college teams won 780 games and played in four Final Fours, with the Arizona Wildcats upsetting defending champion Kentucky in the 1997 NCAA title game

“I’ve known Frank Burlison for nearly 30 years and have been constantly impressed with his ability to evaluate players. He has always been an amazing source of insight and knowledge. Frank has studied and analyzed players, coaches and situations from the grassroots level to the highest tiers of NBA basketball. His best asset, however, is his ability to convey that information in an organized and clear fashion. Frank is highly respected and appreciated by many in the basketball community.”
Gar Forman, General Manager of the Chicago Bulls and the NBA’s 2011 Co-Executive of the Year

“Frank Burlison is one of the most respected talent evaluators in the country. He was the first to identify me as a blue-chip prospect early in my ninth-grade year. Every coach, player and writer on the west coast looks to Frank for his opinions on players. He rarely makes a mistake. I am glad he was right about me!”
James Harden of the Houston Rockets, a McDonald’s All-America at Lakewood (CA) Artesia High in 2007 and the Pacific-10 Player of the Year as an Arizona State sophomore in 2009

“I’ve known Frank for at least 35 years and have the utmost respect for his writing as well as his understanding of, and insight into, basketball. His ability to evaluate basketball prospects is almost impeccable. Most coaches and scouts watch a player and can tell you how good he is NOW. What separates Frank from the others is that he can watch the same player and tell you how good he can be two or three years down the line.”
George Raveling, the coach for 21 years at Washington State, Iowa and USC and currently the Director of International Basketball for Nike

“I have known Frank for 15 years and there is no one outside of those in the Trail Blazers’ organization that I trust more than Frank when it comes to player evaluations.”
Neil Olshey, Portland Trail Blazers’ General Manager

“I was always impressed with Frank’s great feel for basketball – he sees the game like a coach does. His ability to evaluate players and their potential is excellent. I’ve said it many times – Frank is probably the best talent evaluator I’ve seen in the business.”
Jerry Tarkanian, whose 31 Long Beach State, UNLV and Fresno State won 784 games. Four UNLV teams played in four Final Fours, with the Rebels beating Duke in the 1990 NCAA championship game

“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

“I have been a fan of Frank Burlison’s skills as a talent evaluator for over twenty years. He stands out as one of the absolute best in the business.”
Marques Johnson, the 1977 John R. Wooden Award winner at UCLA and the No. 3 pick in the NBA draft (by Milwaukee) and a five-time all-star. He is a basketball analyst for Fox Sports Net

“Frank Burlison is one of the most knowledgeable basketball people in the business! His passion for the game puts him at the top of the list. There are very few people whose evaluation skills I trust like I do Frank’s!”
Gary McKnight, the winningest coach (892-81) in California boys’ basketball history during his 29 seasons at Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei

“Frank is the talent evaluator that all other basketball evaluators and coaches rely on for a fair and accurate assessment. He is able to spot things that are not obvious and not easily judged, such as heart and feel for the game. Frank has helped me many times by giving my players the exposure they needed to play at the next level.”
Reggie Morris Jr., the coach at St. Bernard High (Playa del Rey, CA). He coached NBA players Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City) and Dorell Wright (Golden State) when he was at Leuzinger High (Lawndale, CA)

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