"He's started out with some medical problems we are trying to resolve. He has a chance to help the ballclub depending on his maturity level. If those things can be corrected he should help this ballclub."
-- Coach Donny Daniels
Derrick Franklin could be the sleeper on the 2001-02 Titans' roster... Discovered in a pick-up game in a junior high facillity... Has limited game experience but possesses excellent physical potential... Has a 7-foot-5 "wing span"... Good outside shooter and can drive... Good runner and jumper who will be tried at the No. 3 position but could also see time at No. 4.
KENNEDY-KING COLLEGE: Attended Kennedy-King College in Chicago but did not play basketball.
HILLCREST HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year varsity letterman at Hillcrest High School on southwest side of Chicago... Averaged 17 points and 9 rebounds as a senior.
PERSONAL: Born on July 5, 1981, in Chicago, IL... Parents are Ulysses and Eloluvette Hamilton... Has a younger sister, ShoSanna, and younger twin brothers, Anthony and Aaron... Enjoys singing, acting, parasailing and collecting shoes... Considers himself "a funny guy"... psychology major.