Legendary Basketball Power-broker Kyndall Francis to Return to Sidelines
Most people know Kyndall Francis by his stage name, "Coach Francis." As one of basketball's most influential and under-the-radar figures, Francis has become this mythological legend of sorts.
In a poetic irony, on the same day the basketball world lost the immortal Kobe Bryant, Coach Francis was notified that Caleb Bowers committed to Frostburg State University. Francis works with players nationally but Bowers represented the 24th full college scholarship offer just in the state of Maryland over the last two seasons, in the classes of 2019-2021 that has had the opportunity to be coached by Francis.
List includes current NCAA players:
1. Mahki Mitchell – University of Maryland
2. Mahkel Mitchell – University of Maryland
3. Jordan Harrison – Texas Corpus-Christi
4. Terrance Williams – Michigan
5. Isaiah Todd – Michigan
6. Ryan Conway – multiple Division 1 offers
7. Zion Harmon – multiple Division 1 offers
8. Jeremy Roach – Duke
9. Jordan Toles – LSU (Basketball/
10. James Bishop – LSU
11. AJ Hoggard – Michigan St.
12. Justin Lewis – Marquette
13. Marvin Price – Ohio
14. Corey Barns – Towson Univ.
15. Che Evans – San Diego St.
16. Sherif Kenney - La Salle
17. Anwar Gill - La Salle
18. Tyler Brelsford – George Washington University
19. Chase Parr – George Washington University
20. Dimingus Stephens – Seton Hall
21. Demon Clowney – LSU (Football)
22. Josiah Hardy – Howard University
23. Mahki Long – Rhode Island
24. Caleb Bowers – Frostburg St.
When asked about the #24 coincidence Coach Francis stated, "Some things in life can't be explained and in this instance what the world lost can't be replaced - but his legacy will live on in these kids and kids all over the country; those that play the game or who have been blessed to simply watch him." He continued, "It's always special and I do keep track of all my guys; but for this to be number 24 on the same day as the Mamba in the state in which I call home, it sent chills though me…it's motivated me to get back in the gym and do it all over again with another group."
The pipeline Francis has built is a breeding ground for both Division I and NBA talent. He brings in stars and blends them together in short periods of time; looks like the Legend will doing it again with a group that he says 'will shock the country'– Coach Francis is back.
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