New Orleans, Louisiana, USA – September 24th, 2021 – Rehema Franklin, 5′-3″ super agile Point guard, signs a professional basketball contract with Les Foxes Yerevan to play in Armenia’s top women’s basketball team.
She said, “This opportunity is definitely like a dream come true, to keep playing the game you love. I appreciate all the people that have been in my corner supporting me from the beginning when I was at my lowest. Now it’s time to shine and be great because you only get one chance. The transition is my moment & it’s only the beginning. My blood, sweat, tears, I’m gonna give it everything I got to believe that.”
Rehema Franklin played two seasons at Pearl River Community College before concluding her NCAA Division-1 University of New Orleans (Privateers). She played 22 games during her collegiate life, averaging around 12.6 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.
During her Junior year (2018-19), she represented the Privateers in 24 games in her inaugural season. Her season-best came in a nail-biting comeback win against Texas A&M-CC, where she scored 16 points in under 21 minutes.
Rehema showcased her growth in her senior season (2019-20). She averaged a team-high of 14.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.9 steals per game. During her 29 games, she spent 21.9 minutes on the court per game, and made a team-high 51 three-pointers. Rehema set her career-high with 33 points in a win over North Dakota, and finished sixth in the Southland Conference in scoring. She was also selected twice for Southland Women’s Basketball Athlete of the Week and third-team all conference.
Upon being inquired about her game style, she shared, “It’s all about making great plays & getting my team involved, making it hard for that opponent to even be on the floor with me and the ability to score the ball easily.”
Head Coach Harutyun Yesayan exclaimed, “Rehema is an excellent young talent, her performances throughout her junior and senior seasons are proof of her skill set. My goal will be to guide her and help her to channel this talent and become one of the top players for our team”.
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About Les Foxes:
Les Foxes is an Armenian Women Basketball team based in the city of Yerevan. It is currently the top leader in the D1 standings. The team is led by captain Anna Ohanyan and coached by seasoned Harutyun Yesayan. Les Foxes Yerevan has won the Armenian League Champion in 2021.