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San Diego St’s Jamaal Franklin Hits 33 In China

San Diego St’s Jamaal Franklin Scores 33 In China

Former San Diego State star Jamaal Franklin poured in 33 points to lead the Sichuan Blue Whales past the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions 120-116 in the Chinese Basketball Association.   The 6-5 shooting guard shot 73 percent (8-for-11) from two-point range, while sinking 8-of-11 from the line.   Franklin also had 7 assists, 11 rebounds, and 2 steals in the game.   Iranian center Hamed Haddadi added 17 points and 12 rebounds for Sichuan in the win.   For Guangsha, Courtney Fortson (Arkansas) had 41 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists in the loss.   But the star of this game was Franklin, who is ninth in the CBA in scoring this season, averaging 30.8 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 5.6 assists for Sichuan.   A college star at San Diego State, Franklin led the team in scoring (17.0), rebounding (9.5), assists (3.3) and steals (1.6) in 2012-13, becoming the only Division I player in America to top his squad in all four categories that season.   A two-time Associated Press All-American, Franklin was named to the Mountain West first-team twice and led the Aztecs to the 2013 NCAA tournament.   The Memphis Grizzlies picked Franklin in the second round (41st overall) in the 2013 draft.   In the NBA, Franklin played parts of two NBA seasons with the Grizzlies and Nuggets.   For more basketball news go to http://www.blacktoptv.com


KU’s Cheick Diallo Wants FIBA AfroBasket Crown With Mali

KU’s Diallo Wants AfroBasket Crown With Mali

Former Kansas player and New Orleans Pelican rookie Cheick Diallo wants to lead his native Mali to the FIBA AfroBasket championship one day.

 

“My biggest…

NBA’s Kevin Seraphin Scores 24 In Euroleague

Pacers’ Kevin Seraphin Wants To Play For France

The Indiana Pacers’ Kevin Seraphin said he wants to play for his native France this summer at the 2017 FIBA EuroBasket championships.

 

“Yes, I would…

Missouri’s Marcus Denmon Scores 26 At Europe Cup

Missouri’s Marcus Denmon Scores 26 At Euro Cup

Former Missouri star Marcus Denmon poured in 26 points to lead Turkey’s Gaziantep past France’s Elan Chalon 92-80 at the 2017 FIBA Europe Cup.

 

The…

Oregon St’s Jared Cunningham Drops 48 In China

Oregon St’s Jared Cunningham Drops 48 In China

Former Oregon State star Jared Cunningham poured in 48 points for Jiangsu Tongxi in a 107-92 loss to Guangsha.

 

The 6-4 shooting guard lived at…

Ex-Knick Alexey Shved Scores 23 In Euroleague

Ex-Knick Alexey Shved Scores 32 In Russia

Ex-Knick Alexey Shved poured in 32 points to lead Russia’s BC Khimki Moscow past Germany’s Ratiopharm 85-84 at the 2017 FIBA Europe Cup.

 

The 6-6…

Goshen’s Errick McCollum Scores 26 In Euroleague

Goshen’s Errick McCollum Scores 65 In China

Former NAIA Goshen College star Errick McCollum poured in an unreal 65 points to lead North Control Beijing past Jiangsu 117-111 in the Chinese…

Michigan St’s Travis Trice Scores 27 In Australia

Michigan St’s Travis Trice Hits 27 In Australia

Former Michigan State star Travis Trice poured in 27 points to lead the Cairns Taipans past the Brisbane Bullets 97-83 in Australia’s National Basketball…

Oklahoma’s Courtney Paris Has 24 Pts, 14 Bds For Turkey

Oklahoma’s Paris Has 24 Pts, 14 Bds For Turkey

Former Oklahoma star and current WNBA player Courtney Paris had a monster 25-point, 14-rebound double double to lead Turkey’s Hatay BB past France’s ESBVA-LM…

Blatche To Play For Philippines At Cup Qualifiers

NBA’s Andray Blatche China Player Of The Month

Former Wizards and Nets player Andray Blatche was named the Chinese Basketball Association’s Player of the Month.

 

The 6-11 forward/center averaged 22.5 points and 10.9…

Long Beach St’s Phelps Scores 30 In Puerto Rico

Long Beach’s Phelps: 35 Pts, 20 Bds In Taiwan

Former Long Beach State star Eugene Phelps had a monster 35-point, 20-rebound double double to lead KKL to a 77-64 win over Fubon in…

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