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Indiana in Final Three for Armaan Franklin

Indianapolis Cathedral High School senior Armaan Franklin has narrowed his list of possible college basketball programs to three.  He made the announcement via Twitter on Thursday, and one thing is clear — Franklin is going to stay close to home.

Franklin included in-state programs Indiana and Purdue in his final three along with Cincinnati-based Xavier, which was the first high-major school to offer him.  247Sports is reporting that Franklin will take official visits to all three schools in late August to mid-September and then make a decision after that.

Franklin was quoted as saying the following about Indiana in the 247Sports article:

“I think it was just all about relationships with them. Also it is a hometown school, but that had no real effect. It was all about how I felt about them. I have a good relationship with the entire coaching staff, so that was the biggest thing with IU.”

The 6-4 combo guard had a strong junior season in high school and strong summer playing on the Nike EYBL circuit for the MeanStreets program.  He was AAU teammates with another in-state IU target in Brandon Newman.

According to the 247 Sports Composite, Franklin is ranked as the 127th best player overall nationally and 6th best in the state of Indiana.

During his junior year at Cathedral, Franklin averaged 23.0 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.4 steals per game and shot 54 percent from the field.

The IU coaching staff visited Franklin in-home in April and he went to the Northwestern game in Bloomington in January.  Indiana offered Franklin after an unofficial visit in early June.

The primary high major schools that were left out were Butler, Louisville, Clemson and Ohio State.

You can find essentials, recent video, interviews and all of our content discussing Franklin on his recruit profile page here.

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