Franklin playing for San Diego State
|No. 22 – Denver Nuggets|
July 21, 1991 |
Moreno Valley, California
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||191 lb (87 kg)|
|High school||Serrano (Phelan, California)
Westwind Prep (Phoenix, Arizona)
|College||San Diego State (2010–2013)|
|NBA draft||2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41st overall|
|Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies|
|2014||→Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League)|
|2014–2015||Zhejiang Lions (China)|
|2015||Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Jamaal Franklin (born July 21, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected with the 41st overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft by the Memphis Grizzlies. He played college basketball for San Diego State, where he was the Mountain West Conference Player of the Year as well as an All-American in his junior season.
High school career
Franklin played four years at Serrano High School in Phelan, California, then played a prep season at Westwind Prep in Phoenix, Arizona. As a senior at Serrano, he led the state of California in scoring at 31.7 points per game and was a two-time All-California Interscholastic Federation selection. In his season at Westwind, he averaged 18.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Franklin was rated as the 24th-best shooting guard in the class of 2009 coming out of Serrano High School and had an ESPN.com grade of 90. Out of high school, Franklin was offered to play basketball at Long Beach State University and San Diego State University.
Franklin played three different sports at Serrano High School: basketball, football, and track and field. He played wide receiver and free safety for the Serrano Diamondbacks. For track and field, he was a state high jumper.
Franklin enrolled at San Diego State to play for coach Steve Fisher. As a freshman, he was part of arguably the best season in school history, along with teammates Kawhi Leonard and Malcolm Thomas, as the Aztecs went 34-3 and captured a #2 seed in the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Franklin averaged 2.1 points and 1.9 rebounds in 8.1 minutes per game.
In his sophomore campaign, Franklin was thrust into the starting lineup as the Aztecs returned only one starter. He responded by averaging 17.4 points and 7.9 rebounds per game and leading the Aztecs to an unexpected shared regular-season title and a #6 seed in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. Franklin was named Mountain West player of the year and was recognized nationally as an All-American by the Associated Press.
On April 12, 2013, Franklin announced he would forgo his senior season to enter the NBA draft.
On June 27, 2013, Franklin was selected with the 41st overall pick by the Memphis Grizzlies in 2013 NBA draft. On July 26, 2013, he signed with the Grizzlies despite not appearing for them in the 2013 NBA Summer League. During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League.
On October 7, 2014, Franklin signed a two-month contract with the Zhejiang Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association. On November 26, 2014, he signed a one-month contract extension with the Lions. Later that day, he scored 53 points on 19-of-29 shooting in Zhejiang's 120-112 win over the Chongqing Flying Dragons. On January 5, 2015, he left Zhejiang after appearing in 26 games.
Los Angeles D-Fenders
On January 21, 2015, Franklin was acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League. On February 21, he had a season-best game with 27 points and 13 rebounds in a loss to the Austin Spurs.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
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- "Two Mountain West Players Receive Associated Press All-America Honors". Mountain West Conference. 2012. Retrieved July 19, 2012.
- Jamaal Franklin Stats
- "Jamaal Franklin to leave SDSU early for NBA draft". Fox Sports. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
- "Grizzlies active in 2nd round of draft, take San Diego State's Jamaal Franklin with 41st pick". FoxNews.com. June 28, 2013. Retrieved January 5, 2014.
- Memphis Grizzlies sign second round draft pick Jamaal Franklin
- 2013-14 NBA Assignments
- Memphis Grizzlies announce 2014 Orlando Pro Summer League roster
- Memphis Grizzlies waive Jamaal Franklin
- Jamaal Franklin signs with Chinese team
- Zhejiang Guangsha sign Jamaal Franklin to replace Jonathan Gibson
- Jamaal Franklin of Guangsha could return to NBA in January
- Regular Season Round 11: Chongqing FD - Guangsha L. 112-120
- Former San Diego State guard Jamaal Franklin scores 53 points in China
- Jamaal Franklin leaves Chinese team Zhejiang Lions
- D-Fenders Acquire Jamaal Franklin
- D-Fenders Come Up Short Against Spurs
- Nuggets Sign Jamaal Franklin
- Faried scores 30 points, Nuggets beat Kings 122-111
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