Former San Diego State star Jamaal Franklin tore it up in China and it appears he’ll now be getting a shot with the NBA.
According to international basketball reporter David Pick, Franklin will be among those taking part in a veteran’s mini-camp with the Brooklyn Nets this week.
Franklin is a 6-foot-5 shooting guard and averaged 33.6 points in the Chinese Basketball Association this past season. (As Nets Daily pointed out in attempt to offer some context, that was third behind Jimmer Fredette’s average of 37.6 and MarShon Brooks’ 36.2 points per game).
This also from Nets Daily: “The 6-foot-5 shooting guard is the opposite of the recruits the Nets have checked out in Europe. Instead of the Nets having to travel thousands of miles to scout an international player, Franklin has come to them from China. And although no one is talking on the Nets side, this isn’t the first time Brooklyn has shown interest in the 25-year-old. They took him last September in the D-League expansion draft.”
Franklin has also spent some time in the D-League, and may have a shot at the NBA. But it’s probably a long shot. Either way, it appears the Nets are willing to take a look and figure it out.