• Franklin inks 3-year deal with Grizzlies


    Jamaal Franklin, the Memphis Grizzlies' top draft pick, has signed a multi-year contract with the team.

    Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

    Franklin, the 41st pick overall in the 2013 NBA Draft, was on the team's Summer League roster in Las Vegas but did not play due to injury.

    The 6-foot-5, 191-pound Franklin lead San Diego State in scoring (17.0 points), rebounding (9.5), assists (3.3) and steals (1.61) last season as a junior. He was the only Division I player to pace his team in all four categories.
    The 22-year-old was named the 2011-12 Mountain West Player of the Year after leading the conference in scoring (17.4 points) as a sophomore, becoming the first sophomore to win the award since Andrew Bogut in 2005.  Franklin helped guide the Aztecs to three consecutive Mountain West titles and three-straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including the first three NCAA Tournament victories in program history.
    The Moreno Valley, Calif. native finished his collegiate career ranked in the top 20 in SDSU history in points (1,181, 17th), rebounds (605, 14th), three-point field goals (100, 13th), free-throw percentage (.783, 10th) and blocks (51, T-16th).

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