Franklin Proves Point

Recently Roger Franklin took home MVP honors at one of the better holiday tournaments and his performance grabbed the eye of college coaches. caught up with Franklin to see where he stood with his recruitment.

Heading into the Beach Ball Classic, Roger Franklin had a point to prove and after leaving Myrtle Beach with the championship and MVP trophy, his mission was accomplished.

"When I went out to Beach Ball I was really motivated and I knew it was a big tournament," Franklin said. "I feel like I had a chip on my shoulder and I had something to prove to everybody and I wanted to show them that I could play."

The Duncanville (Tex.) High standout is averaging 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Panthers, who are 24-1 and ranked 4th in the country by USA Today.

"I think I've been playing pretty good," Franklin said. "I've been working hard everyday and I'm just doing what I need to do to be one of the best."

Franklin, a 6-foot-5, 195-pound forward, has already picked up scholarship offers from TCU, SMU, Miami, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Marquette, Utah, Baylor, Arkansas and Stephen F. Austin.

Recently Texas and Texas A&M have made contact with Franklin and are getting involved in his recruitment. Despite all the interest, he made it clear that a decision won't come soon and he's wide open.

"I'm just taking it day by day, he said. "I really want to make my decision at the end of the summer. Everything that colleges bring to me I'm taking it in and I'm not judging schools. My recruitment is fully open and I'm just looking for the best school for me."

The past few years Franklin has played with Texas Select, but according to his brother, Andre Johnson, Franklin will play his summer ball with Team Texas this year.

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