* Work ethic
* Clear understanding of his role
* A bit undersized to be an NBA four man
* Needs to extend his face-up range
Though Hassell worked hard to make himself a good offensive player on the collegiate level, he would never be a primary scoring option in the NBA. But if a team is looking for a guy who can defend and rebound and will work hard to improve, Hassell could fill that role.
Hassell averaged nearly a double-double in helping lead Old Dominion to its second straight Colonial Athletic Association Tournament championship and trip to the NCAA Tournament. Hassell led the Monarchs in scoring, rebounding, field-goal percentage, blocked shots, free-throw attempts and free-throws made.
15.1 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 1.1 apg, 2.0 tpg, 1.3 bpg, 29.3 mpg, .560 FG, .737 FT
Hassell increased his scoring and rebounding averages each of his four seasons at Old Dominion.
Reminds me of:
Physically, at least, Anthony Mason
What Insiders Say:
Old Dominion associate head coach Jim Corrigan
"Frank is not a guy who wants to prove to the world that at 6-9 he's a three man. He knows where his bread is buttered. He'll rebound and defend. He'll continue to get better. If there's somebody out there who needs a defender/rebounder type of guy, he can be that guy. If you're looking for Tim Duncan, that's not Frank."
What Outsiders Say:
VCU coach Shaka Smart
"He's good at creating angles for himself so he can take a pass and score the ball."
Chris Dortch is the editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook.