In a series of tweets yesterday, former college basketball coach and current ESPN college basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla (@FranFraschilla) named Drexel Dragons’ point guard Frantz Massenat as one of the top five most underrated point guards in the country.
Most underrated PG’s: Collins ((USF),Dillard (UD), Massenet (Drexel), Cherry (Montana), Williams(UMass). Most improved last yr: Hulls (IU)
— Fran Fraschilla (@franfraschilla) August 20, 2012
The former coach of Manhattan, Saint John’s and New Mexico certainly knows there is something special in the 6-foot-4 junior based on his past experience. Massenat is a product of Ewing, NJ where he attended Trenton Catholic, an area that is likely very familiar to Fraschilla from his days recruiting in the northeast.
Fraschilla specifically pointed to Massenat’s “Trenton toughness” as a part of the point guard’s game that he loves. That same toughness is likely what allows him to penetrate the lane on the dribble drive, giving him the option to go to the hoop or dish out for the open jump shot, which is a key element to the Dragons’ half-court offense running smoothly.
As a sophomore last season, Massenat led Drexel in points, assists, and steals while boasting an assist to turnover ratio greater than two. The impressive individual season earned him a spot on the All-CAA First Team, the only Dragon player to do so. .
Also cracking Fraschilla’s list of the nation’s most underrated point guards were Anthony Collins of the University of South Florida, Kevin Dillard of the University of Dayton, Will Cherry of the University of Montana, and Chaz Williams of the University of Massachusetts.