Franklin transferring to North Texas

BY foxsports • April 18, 2011

Oklahoma State forward Roger Franklin is transferring to North Texas to be closer to home.

North Texas announced Monday that the 6-foot-5 Franklin, from Duncanville, has signed with the Mean Green.

He played in 56 games the past two seasons for Oklahoma State.

Franklin wants to be closer to home because his father is ill. His family plans to appeal to the NCAA to waive the transfer requirement of sitting out one year and allow him to play for North Texas next season.

In 31 games for Oklahoma State this past season, Franklin averaged 2.6 points and 1.6 rebounds while playing nearly 10 1/2 minutes per game. He had 11 blocks and 13 steals.

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