2007 Introduction: Jeremy Franklin

Jeremy Franklin is not a household name…yet. The 2007 prospect is just starting to make a name for himself. He had a good showing at the Pangos All-American camp and will have a chance to showcase himself at the NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp.

Franklin is a 6-4 shooting guard from San Leandro (Calif.) High School in Northern California. He was good enough to play in the Top-45 All-Star game at Pangos and is starting to draw some national attention.

Right now the national spotlight is not on him but some teams are starting to come calling.

He is very early in the recruiting process and he admits that he is going to take a lot of time to see what offers develop over the course of the next year.

He claims that he is getting recruited "a little bit" but that should change after he hits the floor at the NBA Camp and later in the summer the ABCD Camp and the Big Time Tournament in July.

Although he isn't currently hearing from a lot of teams he does have an early favorite.

"Arizona really, I like Arizona," Franklin admitted.

He has also reported an interest in clubs like North Carolina, Cal, UCLA and Kansas among others.

The 6-4 guard has been to Tucson before and liked how it was a combination of small town and big city.

"I went to a camp in Arizona when I was little," he explained. "I liked it pretty much. It's a small town, but not too small."

Franklin is a smooth, athletic two-guard who can score inside and out. He works hard on the defensive end and has given a good effort when I have watched him play.

"I think shoot pretty good," Franklin offered. "Drive to the basket. I'm starting to play pretty good defense."

Right now folks are just starting to hear his name but with the various camps and tournaments coming up, he has a chance to impress people and make a name for himself.

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