With the 41st pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, the Memphis Grizzlies selected 6’5 guard Jamaal Franklin. Franklin averaged 17.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 1.6 steals per game in his junior year at San Diego State. He is a defensive-minded guard known for his excellent athleticism, restless tenacity, and athletic ability. A knock on Franklin’s game is his suspect jumper, as his shooting percentage declined each season in college, and he shot a mere .280 from the arc as a junior. The Grizzlies had reportedly been targeting Franklin all along, and jumped on the chance to pick him when he fell to 41.
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