After three seasons at San Diego State, 6-foot-5 shooting guard Jamaal Franklin is headed to the professional ranks. Franklin’s decision to enter his name in the 2013 NBA Draft really came as no true shock, especially given the tremendous strides that he has continuously made over the last few years. Franklin burst onto the scene as a sophomore in 2011-12 and could have been a first round selection had he made the decision to leave school a year ago.
Franklin once again has first round potential here in 2013 and rightfully so. Franklin can stuff the stat sheet and his athleticism is through the roof. Want a glimpse of that athleticism? Click here and check out this mid-game, self alley-oop from this past season.
Franklin can shoot the basketball and can get to the rim, but his long frame allows him to be a pest on the glass and defensive end, as well. Franklin has a wide variety of potential in this June’s draft and could hear his name called anywhere in the latter half of the first round. He’s a production value however, so whoever drafts Franklin in the first round should expect some sort of contribution almost immediately.
Draft Projection: Late First Round
Click here to visit Franklin’s official 2013 NBA Draft Prospect Profile and learn more about his strengths and weaknesses moving forward.
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