These nine stood out in the summer swamp

Originally Published: August 8, 2006
By Fran Fraschilla | Special to ESPN Insider
This is a business that will make a grown man cry. Ask 6-foot-10 basketball phenom Kevin Love of Portland, Ore., who last week became the highest ranked player to commit to UCLA since Bill Walton.

Love mentioned at his press conference at Las Vegas' Reebok Big Time Tournament that when he told Bruins head coach Ben Howland that he was coming to Westwood, the coach "almost started crying he was so happy. I think he's walking on air right now."

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