Will be asked to step into a starting role at center?provides Lafayette with a legitimate shot blocker with his 7-0 frame and 7-2 wingspan?possesses great timing and leaping ability?changes a lot of shots on the interior.
Played in all 31 of Lafayette?s games, averaging 14.6 minutes, 6.2 points and 3.9 rebounds per game?scored in double figures in six games?scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds vs. Navy (3/10) in the Patriot League Tournament Final? netted 12 points vs. Army in opening round of the league tournament? secured seven boards at Bucknell (2/27)? collected nine points and three boards vs. Colgate (2/23)?posted a career-high 14 points on a 5-6 night at at Lehigh (2/19) while swatting away three shots and grabbing four boards?scored eight points and grabbed six boards vs. Albany (2/7)?just missed a double-double vs. Lehigh (1/26) with 10 points and eight boards? dropped in 10 points and grabbed five rebounds at Army (1/22)?swatted away five shots and grabbed five rebounds at Holy Cross (1/19)?scored 10 points, grabbed five boards, blocked three shots and recorded five steals vs. Navy (1/16)?scored 10 points vs. Alabama State (12/30)?dropped in eight points and grabbed four boards vs. St. Peter?s (12/11)?swatted away a school-record seven blocks and grabbed eight rebounds against Towson (12/6)?scored six points and got six rebounds at Howard (12/1)?scored a season-high eight points and grabbed four rebounds while battling with Villanova?s Malik Allen (11/23).
Stepped into the center role vacated by the injury to Stefan Ciosici?played in all of the Leopards? games, starting 11?averaged 6.0 points and 3.8 rebounds per game for the Leopards?led the team in blocks with 47 on the season (1.6 bpg)?scored in double figures three times?snatched seven rebounds in semifinal win over Colgate (2/28)? pulled down eight boards and scored nine points at Colgate (2/17)?grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds at Holy Cross (2/6)?secured nine rebounds and blocked four shots versus Navy (2/3)? blocked a career-high in shots for the second-consecutive game, when he swatted away five at Rutgers (1/25)? had a career game versus Colgate (1/23) with 11 points, six rebounds and five blocks, all career-highs at the time?was a key presence in win at Navy (1/9) when he dropped in 10 points and grabbed four boards?scored a then career-high 11 points versus Delaware (12/12) while managing to hit 75 percent from the free throw line.
Sat out the 1997-98 season after transferring from Hofstra University.
1996-97 (AT HOFSTRA)
Saw action in 10 games for the Flying Dutchmen, who went 12-15 overall and 9-9 in the America East?scored six points and grabbed six rebounds in 44 total minutes?scored four of his points in a home conference victory over Northeastern.
A First-Team All-Delaware Valley Conference selection as a senior after averaging 13 points, nine rebounds, and 7.5 blocks per game at Penn Wood under coach Bill Collins?also selected to the All-Delaware County first team by the News of Delaware County and the All-Delaware County second team by the Delaware County Times?saw his collegiate stock soar following a 23-point, 14-rebound, nine-block performance against Chester.
Full Name: Franklin Barr
Birthdate: August 13, 1978
Birthplace: Darby, Pa.
Parents: Arlene Barr
I chose Lafayette because: Of the balance between academics and basketball
Where do you see yourself in five years: Playing basketball
The best advice I ever received was: Keep Pushing
If a movie was made of my life, this guy would play me: Samuel Jackson
I would entitle my autobiography: His Soldier
The best book I have ever read is: Spirit of a Man
My hero growing up was: Mom Dukes
Before leaving the Lafayette basketball program I want to accomplish: Winning a game in the NCAA Tournament.
My pre-game routine: Take a nap, then awaken to the L.O. X.
If I could play in any arena, it would be: First Union Center
If I didn?t play basketball, I would: Teach
If I could invite three people to dinner from all of history it would be: Malcolm X, Iyanla Vanzant, and Martin Luther King
The place I would most like to visit: Africa
Favorite TV Show: OZ
Favorite Web site: Africana.com
Favorite Food: Soul food
Favorite NBA Team: Portland
Favorite NBA Player: Steve Smith