By Tom Benoit
May 1, 2012 10:19 PM


After recently returning home from Spain, following  the conclusion of a season playing for CB Lobe Huesca, Alex Franklin is packing up and heading to Puerto Rico where he will join the Mayaguez Indians of the BSN league.  Earlier this year Franklin was chosen as the league’s number one overall pick and will now join the team which fellow former Siena Saint Edwin Ubiles played for last season.  Ubiles was chosen as the first overall pick in the BSN draft last year.

Alex told 4guysinblazers “It’s just another great opportunity. I am very excited to head there and continue playing. It will be a fun new experience”.  Franklin will join the Indians who are currently the league’s number one team, just in time for the playoffs. The team will wrap up the regular season on Thursday and Franklin is expected to join the team the following week.

After beginning the season playing for Vichy of the Pro B league in France where he led the team in scoring and rebounding,  Franklin moved on to play with Huesca in the LEB Gold league in Spain where he became the league’s 5th leading scorer averaging 16.2 points per game and 1st in the league in steals with 2.5 per game at the conclusion of the regular season.

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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