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(2019) SG Armaan Franklin to IU

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40 minutes ago, Class of '66 Old Fart said:

Armaan's high school career ended this evening as Lawrence North defeated Cathedral 65 - 59.   Unofficially, Armaan finished with 30 pts. on 11-18 FG; 2-7 on 3's (one was a 3/4 court heave); 6-9 FT; 3 reb; 2 assts; 3 stls; 1 TO; 2 blks.  Cathedral had no interior defense and LN got way too many points and second chance points in the paint.  

Well at least he will be use to losing in the 1st round of a tournament.

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3 hours ago, Class of '66 Old Fart said:

Armaan's high school career ended this evening as Lawrence North defeated Cathedral 65 - 59.   Unofficially, Armaan finished with 30 pts. on 11-18 FG; 2-7 on 3's (one was a 3/4 court heave); 6-9 FT; 3 reb; 2 assts; 3 stls; 1 TO; 2 blks.  Cathedral had no interior defense and LN got way too many points and second chance points in the paint.  

Was at the game watching a couple of other kids I have known for a long time, and a fringe benefit was getting to watch Arman.   He's going to have a nice college career.  Closest comparison I can make for anyone who's not seen him is Romeo.  He is not quite as smooth; not quite as polished, especially with his right hand; and maybe not quite as good with the step back; but he's got terrific athletic ability; nice vision (he saw a lot of cracks and was able to get through them); is a great finisher at the high school level; has some range although he is NOT the shooter we all know Indiana needs; and he can handle it well in the open floor.  Had a nice game against several D1 athletes.    I think he contributes pretty quickly.  Has a good college body already and at least 6'4" (I'm not sure what he's listed as being, but he has legit size for a college 2.  

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1 hour ago, Old Friend said:

Was at the game watching a couple of other kids I have known for a long time, and a fringe benefit was getting to watch Arman.   He's going to have a nice college career.  Closest comparison I can make for anyone who's not seen him is Romeo.  He is not quite as smooth; not quite as polished, especially with his right hand; and maybe not quite as good with the step back; but he's got terrific athletic ability; nice vision (he saw a lot of cracks and was able to get through them); is a great finisher at the high school level; has some range although he is NOT the shooter we all know Indiana needs; and he can handle it well in the open floor.  Had a nice game against several D1 athletes.    I think he contributes pretty quickly.  Has a good college body already and at least 6'4" (I'm not sure what he's listed as being, but he has legit size for a college 2.  

Thanks for the report. I’m ready to see guards like Armaan in Archie’s system. I think we will see a much different product on the court as this happens 

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Indpls. Star -

The sectional tournament is a new basketball season – and a time to break out some new material. For Lawrence North’s David Perkins, it was a chance to strum a few strings on his air guitar.

Perkins, the senior left-hander, channeled former Indiana Pacer Lance Stephenson after burying a 3-pointer in the middle of a game-changing fourth-quarter run in Tuesday night’s 65-59 win over visiting Cathedral in Class 4A Sectional 10.

“I didn’t even see that,” smiling teammate Jared Hankins said of Perkins’ guitar solo. “Hopefully he keeps doing that and making those threes.”

Find out on Friday night. Lawrence North (17-6) will get a shot at third-ranked Warren Central (22-2) in the second sectional semifinal game. 

Lawrence North offset a 30-point game from Cathedral senior and Indiana recruit Armaan Franklin. The 6-5 guard walked out of the locker room after his final high school game with a white towel draped over his head. The only other Cathedral player in double-figure scoring was senior Ross Welch, who came off the bench to finish with 10 points.

“We tried to contain Armaan as much as possible,” David Perkins said. “But he’s such a tough player. He showed us that tonight.”

Cathedral trailed most of the way before ending the third quarter with a flourish. Justin Hensley drilled two 3-pointers in the final 30 seconds to cap a 16-6 run and give Cathedral a 45-41 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Five of Cathedral’s six 3-pointers came in the third quarter.

The Irish pushed their lead to 47-41 early in the fourth before the critical Lawrence North run. It started on a putback from sophomore guard Shamar Avance, who finished with a team-high 18 points, and – after a charging call on Armaan Franklin – Hankins hit his first 3-pointer. That was just the beginning of what turned out to be a 12-0 run.

Lights out. Turn up the tunes, David Perkins.

“It kind of snowballed from there,” Cathedral coach Jason Delaney said. “Our kids went toe-to-toe with them. Armaan, as always, tried to put us on his shoulders and carry us. We’ve had a heck of a three-year run here, but at the end of the night, not to get the wins in the tournament is disappointing.”

Perkins finished with 15 points and eight rebounds. Hankins, an Indiana State recruit, battled foul trouble much of the night, but scored nine of his 14 points in the second half. D.J. Hughes and Tony Perkins each added eight points for the balanced Wildcats.

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