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Myles Franklin: Young contributor

Idaho freshman Myles Franklin . (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Idaho freshman Myles Franklin . (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Myles Franklin only played in 13 combined minutes in Idaho’s two exhibition games, but the true freshman point guard out of Newhall, California, made the most out of them.

In those 13 minutes, Franklin scored seven points, grabbed three boards and dished out three assists. A good haul for a player Idaho expects to skip the redshirt and contribute right away.

“Myles is a quick, athletic guard, can really play off the ball screen. He’s a guy who can score in the lane, outside the lane, had an excellent high school career,” Idaho coach Don Verlin said. “We’re extremely happy to add Myles, Myles is a guy we think can come in and play right away.”

Franklin wouldn’t be the first true freshman to handle a bit of point guard duty. Perrion Callandret dabbled in it his freshman year, but didn’t see many minutes that season.

But freshman have gotten plenty of opportunities under Verlin, including Victor Sanders and Arkadiy Mkrtychyan last season and players like Connor Hill, Kyle Barone and Stephen Madison in the past.

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