Page updated as of 4/12/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2019 rankings were finalized on 6/19/2019.
College: Washington State
2019 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 79
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Good shooter, especially from deep
Decent scorer off the dribble
Decent low post scorer
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Very good free throw shooter
Above average athlete
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Can struggle to score in traffic
Can be turnover prone
Needs to improve his rebounding
Needs to improve his defense
Lacks elite lateral quickness
May be a classic tweener
Robert Franks is an athletic combo forward that may project into a shooting specialist role at the next level. He had a good senior year, as he averaged roughly 22 points per game on a dismal 11-21 Washington State team.
However, he did not play nearly as well as in his first two years when he had to blend in as a role player, as he was nowhere near as efficient in those seasons. Franks may struggle to adjust to playing in a supporting role, as he has mainly excelled in situations where he was the primary scorer on his team, but at higher levels he will have to fit in to a team system.
Right now, he may be a borderline second round candidate, as he will need to show NBA teams that he can play just as well with less touches on offense. If he can continue to shoot the ball well at higher levels, he could end up being an effective role player in the association.
The Washington Post’s Article on Franks Returning
11/26/17 Washington State vs. San Diego State
2/4/18 Washington State vs. Arizona State
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