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Franklin signed national letter of intent with Auburn University

Franklin signed national letter of intent with Auburn University

AUBURN, Ala. – Javon Franklin, a 6-foot-7, 218-pound forward from Little Rock, Ark. and Holmes CC (Miss.) has signed his national letter of intent to Auburn University, Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl announced Saturday.

Franklin, who has three years of eligibility, averaged 10.8 points and 8.2 rebounds per game as a freshman before suffering a season-ending leg injury one game into his sophomore campaign.

"Javon fills a lot of holes for us because of his size, athleticism and versatility," Pearl said. "With three years of eligibility remaining, he has a chance to make a real impact on our program.

"He is a high-level athlete, defender and rebounder. We've had great success with players with that kind of size, speed and athleticism."

Franklin finished 19th in the country with a 63.2 field goal percentage during his freshman campaign in 2017-18.

He was also one of the top shot blockers in the NJCAA with a total of 72 blocks, good for 15th overall.

Franklin reached double figures in scoring 16 times and nine times in rebounds, while totaling seven double-doubles.

He has also shown the ability to share the ball as he compiled 12 games with three-plus assists.

Franklin attended Parkview HS in Little Rock, Ark. where he averaged 16.0 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.1 blocks, 1.9 assists and 1.8 steals as a senior during in 2016-17 season. He led the Patriots to a 28-6 record and was named the 2017 Full Court Award Player of the Year.

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