Many basketball followers in New England may not know the name Jaylen Franklin, a Springfield native with dreams and aspirations of playing basketball at the highest level collegiality. Franklin, a 6-foot-2 2015 point guard who attends Colonial Forge in Virginia verbally committed to the Naval Academy.
”I went to visit in May and just loved it. They offered me while on the visit and i committed a week later,” stated Franklin on his decision to commit.
Franklin will be attending and playing basketball for the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Rhode Island for a post graduate year after wrapping up his career at Colonial Forge.
“”I talk to coach Goodman almost everyday and h tells me to just keep working, keep my head in the books cause its a great academic school.”
Jaylen Franklin will come back to New England after a long traveled journey before heading to Navy to play in the Patriot League. Only time will tell where Franklin’s journey takes him next.