A Look At San Diego State Aztecs' Jamaal Franklin's Draft Stock

By Trevor Lowry
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Jamaal Franklin was a beast for the San Diego State Aztecs the past two seasons, which was probably a big reason why he decided to declare for the NBA draft a year early. With that said, let’s take a look at his stock for the 2013 NBA Draft.

According to many mocks out there right now, Franklin will go in the later part of the first round. He could go around the No. 20 pick, however, I think he has much more value and should be a lottery pick.

That may be a little bold, but he did lead his team in points, rebounds and assists this past season. His stat line was 17 points per game, 9.5 rebounds per game and 3.3 assists per game. I don’t care if a player plays for the Kentucky Wildcats or the most unknown team in college hoops, those are some big boy numbers.

Franklin is easily one of the best rebounding guards in the draft, which will attract many NBA teams.

San Diego State may have disappointed a bit this past season, but it still managed to earn a No. 7 seed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.

Franklin needs to get better from behind the arc, shooting 28 percent from deep range this past season, but he still has so much to offer.

Any NBA team would be crazy not to want him and he should easily go in the first round. Fanklin is too talented to fall to the second round, but if that is the case, so be it.

Franklin has a lot going for him and he definitely has the ability to succeed at the next level. Now, it is time to see where he will go in the draft and which team will pick him up.

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