SDSU Jamaal Franklin Declares for NBA Draft
San Diego State junior guard Jamaal Franklin has elected to forgo his senior season, hire an agent and enter the 2013 NBA Draft, which is slated for June 27. The two-time Associated Press All-American leaves SDSU after leading the Aztecs in scoring and rebounding the last two years.
A product of Hawthorne, Calif., Franklin spent three seasons on Montezuma Mesa, helping the Aztecs to three straight NCAA appearances, three NCAA tournament victories, which were the first three in school history, three consecutive seasons of 23 wins or more, and three Mountain West championships (2011 regular season, 2011 tournament, 2012 regular season).
This past season, the junior led the Aztecs in scoring (17.0), rebounding (9.5), assists (3.3) and steals average (1.6), which made him the only Division I player in America to lead his team in all four categories. Franklin, who was an all-Mountain West first-team performer for the second consecutive season, helped the Aztecs secure their third NCAA tournament win in the last three years with the team’s 70-55 victory over Oklahoma.