Summer circuit focuses too much on individual hoopla

Originally Published: July 12, 2007
By Fran Fraschilla | Special to ESPN Insider
Summer basketball camps are exploring a "new" concept this year. After recent embarrassments on the world stage, American basketball is going back to basics.

Skill instruction is making a comeback at the shoe company-sponsored camps. Nike and Reebok have committed this week to operating camps that de-emphasize freewheeling, up-and-down basketball. Instead, there will be greater emphasis on teaching fundamentals and an adherence to team play. But has it come too late to fix a broken system? Can you put a Band-Aid on a gunshot wound?
Fran Fraschilla is a college basketball analyst for ESPN. He formerly was the head coach at Manhattan, St. John's and New Mexico.

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