Jamaal Franklin, Junior, Shooting Guard, San Diego State
Jamaal Franklin has put up some big numbers during his collegiate career. As a sophomore in 2011-2012 he was asked to carry a bigger scoring load and he did not disappoint. Franklin averaged 17.4 points and 7.9 rebounds for San Diego State. As a freshman he barely played eight minutes per game.
Franklin will need to have another good season if leaving school early is a good idea. Usually a junior at this level has two good years of college ball under their belt. That is not the case with the 6-5 guard. But Franklin did prove last season that he can score and use his strength to hit the glass. It would help if he did it again.
NBA teams will love Franklin’s toughness and ability to make tough shots. They may be tough shots, but Franklin almost always takes smart shots. Shot selection is rarely a problem. Franklin is not the best athlete around and, at 6-5, would be stuck at the shooting guard spot. However, he is not a great shooter; he is a scorer. With that said, every team in the NBA would love to have Franklin coming off of their bench and providing a huge offensive spark.
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