On Friday, Joe Tipton of On3Sports reported that former Auburn guard and South Alabama transfer Javon Franklin has announced that he is transferring to Georgia Tech. The native of Little Rock, Arkansas is now transferring to his third program since joining the Tigers in 2019. Prior to that, he played at Holmes Community College in Goodman, Mississippi.
During Franklin’s two seasons at Auburn, he played in a total of 28 games. He wasn’t the contributor that many Tigers fans thought that he would be. He averaged just 1.3 points per game and shot 37.9% from the floor over the course of the two seasons that he played under head coach Bruce Pearl.
This past season Franklin averaged 12.2 points per game and 7.8 rebounds per game. He also shot an impressive 65.5% from the floor. While showing signs of improvement with the Jaguars, he also achieved a career-high in total points in one game. On March 21st, Franklin scored 28 points in The Basketball Classic against USC-Upstate. He would shoot an efficient 10-12 from the floor that night.
The Yellow Jackets are getting a great wing player that can make an immediate contribution to their team. After going 12-20 last season, head coach Josh Pastner looks to get off to a good start in 2022. The addition of Franklin will certainly help their chances of seeing an improvement from last season to this upcoming season.
South Alabama graduate transfer Javon Franklin has committed to Georgia Tech, he tells @On3sports.
Averaged 12.2 PTS, 7.8 REB last season. Played two seasons at Auburn.
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—Joe Tipton (@TiptonEdits) May 13, 2022