Future Cougars Report: Men's Basketball

AFTER THE HOLIDAY hiatus, Ernie Kent's four signed future Cougar basketball players have returned to the court, with Robert Franks turning in an especially eye-popping performance.

ROBERT FRANKS, 6-7, 210:
The three-star forward out of Evergreen High was literally unstoppable against Mountain View on Friday. Franks exploded for 45 points and grabbed 21 rebounds to lead his team to a 92-72 win. In the game prior, Franks was limited to an unusually quiet six points in a 54-52 win over Skyview. As of the most recent update, Franks was tops in the league with an average of 22.3 points per game.

JEFF POLLARD, 6-8, 215:
Pollard and Bountiful High are off to a good start in conference play. They defeated Judge Memorial High 65-41 on Friday with Pollard scoring 18 points. That performance paled in comparison to what he did in the previous game, when he dropped a game-high 26 points in a 63-48 rout of Kearns High. Back on Jan. 2, the Braves did not have as much luck as they fell 79-73 in overtime to Bingham High -- Pollard scored 14 points in that game. Pollard is averaging 13.7 ppg on the season. He is expected to first spend a year at prep school before arriving on the Palouse in 2016.

DERRIEN KING, 6-8, 175:
The guard/forward was a force to be reckoned in his last two games. On Saturday against Canyons, he scored a team-high 18 points, but unfortunately for him, his team lost 64-51. King shot 6 of 15 from the field in that one. On Wednesday, it was more of the same for King has he dropped 23 points (7 for 16 from the field) to lead all scorers; however, Santa Monica lost 69-65 to Citrus. The Corsairs have now lost five in a row, dropping their record to 5-9.

RENARD SUGGS, 6-3, 200:
Stats on Suggs and Gillette College's game against Central Wyoming were not available at press time. In 16 games this season (excluding the game vs. Central Wyoming), Suggs has averaged 13.9 ppg. The guard has made 44.7 percent of his shots from the field, including a 39.8 percent mark from beyond the three-point arc.


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