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Prospect Profile

Frank Hassell

  • Full Name: Frank Hassell
  • Position: Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-8 / 261
  • Birthdate: October 9, 1988
  • College: Old Dominion

Strengths:

  * Defense
  * Rebounding
  * Work ethic
  * Clear understanding of his role

Weaknesses:

  * Conditioning
  * A bit undersized to be an NBA four man
  * Needs to extend his face-up range
 

NBA projection:
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.

2010-11 Season:
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.

Key statistics:
15.1 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 1.1 apg, 2.0 tpg, 1.3 bpg, 29.3 mpg, .560 FG, .737 FT

Cool statistic:
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.

 

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