Roger Franklin still high on the Hoosiers

  • 07/08/2008 6:32 pm in

franklin12.JPGJerry Meyer, the national recruiting analyst for Rivals.com, had an update this afternoon from the LeBron James Skills Academy and one of his tidbits should be of interest to Hoosier fans.

Roger Franklin, a 2009 forward who’s playing this summer with Team Texas, is still high on IU despite the recent troubles with the NCAA:

“Indiana is a basketball powerhouse and right now I’m still high on them. They have a great coach in Tom Crean. And I know they have lost a lot of players, but that means there is a great opportunity to play and that’s why they are still on my list.”

Franklin is one of the most logical candidates to fill out the 2009 class and he’s exactly the type of player that IU needs. One scout told me that Franklin plays so hard that other kids often get angry at him and a couple of players told the same scout they don’t like playing against Franklin for that very reason. He’s 6-6, 217 lbs and can finish inside, but also has a developing outside game. He’s definitely a player to keep an eye on as the summer AAU tournaments move along.

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  • tberry

    Sounds like a “Hustlin' Hoosier” that will fit right into the “Crean and Crimson” and will not let anyone make him a “Crean Puff.”

  • JerryCT

    I hope to be wrong but I think Franklin is right for us and Story and/or Roth may be mistakes. I love hearing his respect for us in these trying times

  • JerryCT

    I still vote for Watford however.

    Is it me or do the rest of you miss Kelin_Blab ?

  • bz

    judging by his picture, i would venture to guess that he just loves life and he's comfortable/confident with who he is. so many guys have that “i'm tough, don't mess with me” look on their face. if his smile and his attitude on the court are any indication of his attitude off the court, he could be just as valuable in the locker room as on the court.

  • bz

    did i miss something? where's kelin_blab?

  • RobertSchell

    I hope he's only high on the “good stuff” that is IU basketball, if you catch my drift.

  • JerryCT

    Algerian/French dance music turns me on ………………eg Cheb Khaled 's “Aicha”. …………. maybe Kelin has added this to his love for IU basketball.

    Still Mr Schell i hope you you are right

  • iumike

    With the way high school bball players are these days you just about have to no all the litle details about them espcially if you are IU. Just as I trust TC to make the right decisions on so many other things I trust him to make the right decision on which one of these young men is the best fit for IU as he probably knows these guys better than any of us.

    ITIT (In Tom I Trust)

  • JerryCT

    Yes for sure. So he wanted Story but Roth was KS kid. I hope they both are incredible but I start skeptical and i apologize to TC and the kids for that……………..I really want them to kick butt………………………..so back to Cheb Khaled

  • JerryCT

    Just curious BUT which of our guys are playing this summer in a venue they can be observed ? Pritchard and Dumes for example ,what and how are they doing ?

  • TexasHoosier

    I saw this kid play this past season here in Dallas against Brandon Jennings and Oak Hill. He is a manchild! He definitely fits the style of play that Crean stresses. He seems like the type of player that would have really fit in with Brian Evans/Matt Nover and the '93 Hoosiers. The only think I'm a bit worried about is his height. He plays at the 4 so I'm curious if he plans on playing down low at the college level. All in all, he seems like a good kid and he comes from a great program that was very disciplined when I watched.

  • pacino

    I have watched the kid in many aau tournaments and he never seems to dissapoint me. However if we want to be honest with ourselves he isn't what we really need. I think that we have 1 scholorship left and Crean specifically said that we have to get a man with a “low post presence.”

  • ricbraun

    I don't know if anyone has noticed or even cares, but Earl Calloway has been tearing it up for the Pacers in summer league play and might, however unlikely, make the jump from D-League to NBA. Just throwing that out there

  • student

    wasn't it “Hurryin' Hoosier”?

  • pacino

    Are there any other recruiting websites similar to scout and rivals?

  • pacino, check this out and look at the “select and year” box

    http://www.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/recruiting/

  • don't know about story but rivers is attending elite camps and all the others are on campus…crean saw them runnng on campus as a group and said they looked like “young wolves”

  • tberry

    You are right but I like Hustlin” Hoosiers better because sometime they have to be patient but always hustling and working hard.

  • tberry

    I don't know if he would have gone after the same kids as KS but I think Crean has the integrity to stick with IU's offers to these kids just like he stuck with Dakich's decision getting rid of some players.

  • tberry

    You are right but I like Hustlin” Hoosiers better because sometime they have to be patient but always hustling and working hard.

  • tberry

    I don't know if he would have gone after the same kids as KS but I think Crean has the integrity to stick with IU's offers to these kids just like he stuck with Dakich's decision getting rid of some players.