After a long wait, the Indiana University basketball program has its first commit in the recruiting class of 2019.
Indianapolis native Armaan Franklin committed to the Hoosiers, making him the first member of what is widely expected to be a three to four player class.
WE ARE COMMITTED‼️‼️?⚪️?⚪️ pic.twitter.com/xYSIBkNpbk
— Armaan Franklin 2️⃣ (@unkle44artty) September 6, 2018
The 6-foot-4 combo guard chose IU over a final three that included Purdue and Xavier. He took an official visit to Purdue this past weekend, which followed an official visit to Indiana the weekend prior. Many recruiting analysts believed that Franklin was leaning towards the Boilermakers prior to the official visits.
Franklin attends Cathedral High School on the northeast side of Indianapolis. He previously attended Fishers High School and transferred to Cathedral for his junior season. After averaging around 10 points per game as a sophomore, Franklin had a breakout junior year, averaging 23.0 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.4 steals per game.
For spring and summer basketball, Franklin played primarily for the MeanStreets program on the Nike EYBL circuit. Teammates with fellow Hoosier recruiting target Brandon Newman, Franklin averaged 10.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game on the circuit.
For IU head basketball coach Archie Miller, the “inside out” in-state recruiting emphasis continues. Franklin becomes Miller’s fourth in-state recruiting commitment, joining Romeo Langford, Damezi Anderson and Robert Phinisee from the class of 2018.
Franklin is rated as the 133rd player nationally in the 2019 class, and the sixth player in the state of Indiana according to the 247Sports composite. Indiana is actively recruiting the top four players rated players in the state (Isaiah Stewart, Trayce Jackson-Davis, Keion Brooks, Jr. and Brandon Newman). The fifth rated player (Mason Gillis) has committed to Purdue.
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