April 16, 2019 / Lony Francis Jr., Todd Franklin invited to NJCAA
Men’s Basketball All-Star Game
VINCENNES, Ind. – Sophomore forward Lony Francis Jr. and
Trailblazer Coach Todd Franklin have been invited to participate in
the 2019 NJCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches All-Star Game presented by the
NABC on May 18 in Las Vegas.
Francis is one of 12 Division I players selected to compete at The
Orleans Arena against a team made up of 12 players from Division II
and Division III.
Franklin will coach the Division I team.
Franklin guided the Trailblazers this season to the Division I
national championship. It was VU’s first national title since 1972. He
was named Coach of the Tournament and was chosen as the National
Association of Basketball Coaches NJCAA Coach of the Year and Spalding
NJCAA Men’s Basketball Division I Coach of the Year.
Francis led the Trailblazers in scoring with 15.8 points per game and
was No. 2 in rebounding with 7 per game. He received NJCAA
All-American honorable mention honors for the second year in a row.
Francis surpassed 1,000 career points during national tournament.
The Division I roster features 11 NJCAA All-Americans.
Vincennes University Newsroom
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