Franks gives Cougars skilled player

What kind of player is Washington State landing in Robert Franks? Scout.com breaks down the 2015 prospect's game.

On Monday, Washington State picked up a commitment from 6-foot-7, Vancouver (Wash.) Evergreen's Robert Franks.

The 2015 prospect announced his commitment via Twitter.

What kind of player is Washington State getting in Franks?

Franks is a little undersized, but his young face, very long arms and long legs give off the appearance that he's a kid who is still growing. He's just a decent athlete but could see his mobility improve after spending time in a college strength and conditioning program.

Franks has a nice and quick stroke for his position and is capable of knocking down three-pointers.

Despite his shooting ability, Franks will also use his big frame to his advantage down low, where his soft hands, ability to finish with both his left and right and good touch help him when finishing. He has nice timing on the glass and will score on putbacks.

Defensively, Franks will be best suited athletically and size wise of guarding the opposing team's center. On offense, he can face up or play inside, making him a little more versatile on that side of the court.

Due to the fact that he still looks like he's going to grow, it's tough to make an overly educated guess on what kind of player Franks should be at the next level, but if he grows he's a player that could end up being a surprise for Wazzu.

Franks joins JUCO forward Derrien King and Bountiful (Utah) forward Jeff Pollard in the Cougars' 2015 class.


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