33 Ian Franks
33 Ian Franks
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 200
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Greenwich, Ohio
High School: South Central
Position: G

D3hoops.com first-team preseason All-American, as he has developed into one of the most valuable players to come through Wooster’s tradition-rich program … Very effective with the ball in his hands, both as a distributor and shooter, and this year, he’ll look to showcase improved defense on the perimeter as well, according to the coaching staff … 2009-10: Voted a first-team All-American by the NABC and fourth-team All-American by D3hoops.com, and was the Great Lakes Player of the Year, according to both organizations … Also the NCAC Player of the Year … Averaged 17.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 3.3 assists … The highly-efficient scorer ranked second in the league in scoring and among top-10 in field-goal percentage (6th; .524), 3-point percentage (6th; .409), and free throw percentage (5th; .773) … Also fourth in assists and fifth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.4) … Scored 30 points in NCAA Div. III Championships second-round victory over then-No. 8 Wis.-Whitewater (March 6), one day after recording a double-double of 12 points and 11 boards against Grove City (March 5) … Posted two other 30-point games, including career-high 33 at Allegheny (Jan. 13), and one additional double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds vs. N.C. Wesleyan (Dec. 13) … Tournament MVP of “Mose” Hole Classic and all-tourney at two others, including the NCAC Tournament … 2008-09: Voted to the D3hoops.com All-Great Lakes Region Third Team and All-NCAC First Team … Took over starting point guard duties and made an impact in a variety of areas, averaging 15.5 points, 4.2 boards, 3.4 assists, and 1.1 steals … Ranked seventh in the conference in scoring average, second in assists, and ninth in field-goal percentage (.489) … Exhibited an innate ability to get to the free throw line, where he shot 76.7 percent (115-for-150), including 23-straight at one point … Played especially well late in the season, averaging 18.3 points and 4.5 assists the last 11 games … Defensive MVP of the “Mose” Hole Classic and all-tournament team selection at two others, including the NCAC tourney … Had nine 20-point games, including season-high 29 against Denison (Feb. 11) and 21 against Hiram (Jan. 14) when he also grabbed 11 boards for a double-double … 2007-08: Awarded team’s Most Improved Player, becoming an integral part of the regular rotation over the last nine games after being a jayvee player … Averaged 3.2 points, highlighted by 8-of-17 shooting from 3-point range, as well as 2.1 caroms … Played season-high 27 minutes in first round of NCAA Div. III Tournament, which followed a season-high 12 points against Wabash during the conference tournament semifinals … Prior to Wooster: Selected first-team Academic All-Ohio for boys’ basketball as a senior at South Central High School, coached by Adam Kreischer … Averaged 19.1 points, 8.0 rebounds, 6.3 assists, and 3.5 steals for the Trojans during 2006-07 … Two-time first-team all-Firelands Conference as well as first-team all-district … Personal: Born Oct. 19, 1988 … Is the son of Jeffrey and Patricia Seidel … Majoring in history.