2023 Regular Session
By: Representative Denton
A RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING AND COMMENDING MALIK FRANKLIN FOR BEING NAMED THE 2023 VICKSBURG POST BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR.
WHEREAS, Malik Franklin, a senior guard for the Vicksburg High School Gators Basketball Team, has been named the 2023 Vicksburg Post Boys Basketball Player of the Year, a truly outstanding achievement; and
WHEREAS, in addition to this distinguished honor, Malik was also named 2023 Mr. Basketball for Class 5A by the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA); and
WHEREAS, led by Malik, the Gators more than doubled their win total from 12 to 28 and won the MHSAA Region 4-5A regular-season championship; and
WHEREAS, Malik averaged 15 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists per game this season, played in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game, and earned a scholarship and signed with Jones County Junior College; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of the House of Representatives to recognize exceptional Mississippi student-athletes, especially those such as Malik, whose hard work and dedication brings honor to his school, his community, and to the State of Mississippi:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby recognize and commend Malik Franklin upon being named the 2023 Vicksburg Post Boys Basketball Player of the Year, and extend best wishes for continued success in all his future endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Malik Franklin and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.