Former Siena Saint, Alex Franklin, was named the MVP of the BSN Finals in Puerto Rico as the Mayaguez Indians defeated two time defending champions Arecibo 72-61 to win their first BSN title (4games-1). Franklin, the overall number one pick in the draft was the first rookie to ever win the finals MVP award. He finished with 12 points and 5 rebounds in the final game and averaged 15.4 points and 7.4 rebounds over 5 games in the finals.
“I feel very fortunate and blessed, I was able to be on another team with a great group of guys and able to accomplish something special”, said Franklin.
Franklin began the season in France playing for Vichy of the Pro B League where he lead the team in scoring and rebounding. From there he moved on to Huesca of the LEB Gold League in Spain where he was 5th in the league in scoring, 16.2 ppg, and first in steals, 2.5 per game. He then joined Mayaguez at the end of the regular season where he has played an increasingly significant role.
He spoke about receiving the MVP honor. “It is a great honor to receive the MVP of the finals but without the help of all my teammates and coaches having confidence in me.It would not have been possible”.
Alex Franklin played for Siena from 2006-2010. His class of 2010 along with Ronald Moore and Edwin Ubiles was the winningest class in program history. Alex ranks 5th al time in scoring with 1,730 points and 4th all time in rebounds with 923 over his career. He also ranks 9th all time in blocks with 99. He played on teams which won three consecutive MAAC regular season and post season tournament championships. Included in those 3 NCAA appearances are wins over Vanderbilt in 2008 and Ohio State in 2009. He was twice all MAAC second team in 2008 and 2009, and voted the MAAC player of the year in 2010 as well as MAAC tourney MVP. Alex was also named to the NABC District 1 2nd team in 2009 and it’s first team in 2010.
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