Alex Franklin Headed To Hungary

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Former Siena Saint Alex Franklin has signed with Albacomp of the A Division in Hungary to continue his professional career. Now in his 4th professional season, Franklin will be competing for the same team that former Siena team mate Ronald Moore played for last season.

“This is another great opportunity, said Franklin. “The team contacted my agent and we thought this was the right move and a nice step forward in my career.”

Last season Franklin played for Soles de Mexicali of the LNBP, Mexico’s top league where he averaged 14 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.6 steals per game. Mexicali started the season with a record of 1-4 but after Franklin’s arrival the Soles won 18 consecutive games. Franklin left Mexico for business reasons and was then hampered by injury cutting the remainder of his season short.

“Physically I am feeling great,” Franklin said. ” I am eager to get back where I left off, and I want to prove myself more than ever this upcoming season!”

Albacomp won its 4th Hungarian A-Division Championship and the first in 13 years last season. Moore scored a game-high 17 points with 8 assists and 5 rebounds in a 75-66 win over Szolnok in the deciding Game 5.

Having a trusted former team mate to fill him in on the opportunity made the choice much clearer.

“Since Ron played there last season it was an easier decision because he talks highly of the organization, the city, the fans and The team,” Franklin explained.

The versatility of Franklin’s game is sure to be a welcomed addition to the Albacomp roster.

Franklin played for Siena College from 2006-2010. His class of 2010 along with Ronald Moore and Edwin Ubiles was the winningest class in program history. Alex ranks 5th all-time in scoring with 1,730 points and 5th 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 its first team in 2010.

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