Three Newcomers Join Javelina Basketball Team
Erin Jones (Grayson County JC), Angela Franklin (Solano JC) and Kelly Bastow (Bunbury, West Australia) will join the Javelinas in the fall.
Franklin, a 5-10 forward, played her sophomore season at Solano Junior College and her freshman year at Division I UC Davis.
She averaged 18.1 points, seven rebounds and 2.7 steals per game this past season at Solano, leading the Falcons to a conference championships and a spot in the regional playoffs.
“Angela is an explosive athlete that can create off the dribble, runs the floor well and plays hard,” says Hyland. “She posts hard and finishes well around the basket, but also shows the ability to step out and knock in the 3-point shot.
Angela is going to be a great fit for our program both on and off the court and we are very excited to have her join the Javelina Family.”
Franklin was the MVP of the Big Valley Conference and a third team All-State selection. She led the team with a school record 52.5% field goal percentage and had 29 points and seven rebounds in Solano’s regional playoff game. The team closed the regular season on a 15-game winning streak and won the league with a perfect 14-0 record, the first time in school history the Falcons went undefeated in league play. Overall, Solano finished the season with a 21-11 record.
The Vacaville, Calif., native was the Capital Valley Conference MVP her junior and senior seasons at Vanden High School in Fairfield, Calif. She averaged 14.7 points and had 107 assists as a senior and averaged 16.1 points per game as a junior. The team posted a 49-7 record in her final two seasons, earning consecutive conference championships. She was also a starting middle blocker on the volleyball team, earning conference MVP honors as a senior.
Jones played high school basketball at Dallas Skyline and was at McNeese State her freshman season in 2006-07.
Last year she played at Grayson County College in Denison and averaged 12.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game while shooting 53 percent from the floor. She averaged over 13 points per game in league play.
The 5-foot-10 Jones ranked fifth in the conference in field goal percentage and earned honorable mention All-North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference honors.
Jones was a three-time All-District player at Skyline and was a 2006 All-Region pick and district Offensive Player of the Year.
During her one season at McNeese State, she played in 13 games during the first semester and scored 28 points.
“Erin is a great scorer who can create off the dribble for herself or others,” says Hyland. “She sees the floor very well and will create a lot of match-up problems within our offense.”
The 5-foot-7 Bastow averaged 8 points per game the last two years for the Western Australia Country team in the Under-18 national championships.
“Kelly is a quick athlete that can play both guard positions,” says Hyland. “She shoots the ball extremely well out beyond the 3-point line where she can also put the ball on the floor and hit the pull-up jump shot. We really like her skill level and feel that she has a chance to contribute immediately.”
Jones, Franklin and Bastow join Ursula Hill (Blinn JC) and Tammila Mitchell (Paris JC) as members of the 2008 recruiting class.