Oden won't be there, but these four will be

Fran Fraschilla looks at some of the big names who will be playing in the Jordan Classic on Saturday night.

Originally Published: April 21, 2006
By Fran Fraschilla | Special to ESPN Insider
When I was growing up, the closest you got to knowing about the rising stars entering college was the two-page High School Top 100 section at the back of Street & Smith's magazine. That was it. No ESPN. No Internet. No scouting services for the average college hoops junkie to subscribe to.

Now, with the plethora of attention these young high school phenoms receive, there is pressure on a college coach to win during two seasons: the regular season and the recruiting season. We at ESPN have added to the hype by showcasing this talent before many of them even get to college. They are household names before their first TV timeout.

Fran Fraschilla is a college basketball analyst for ESPN. He formerly was the head coach at Manhattan, St. John's and New Mexico.