University of St. Thomas has now landed another commitment for their 2024 class, once again coming from the Chapman Basketball Academy program. First in July they landed a commitment from Nolan Minessale. Now on Thursday afternoon, they landed a commitment from his grassroots teammate in Tim Franks. 

The 6’5” wing guard chose St. Thomas over his other offers coming from Albany, Bradley, Northern Arizona, and UW-Green Bay. “I really liked the coaching staff and their plan for me,” Franks first said about choosing St. Thomas. “They were very transparent when answering me and my family’s questions. The campus is beautiful and a place I really enjoy being. It’s also really cool to be a part of something that is continuing to be built. The journey from D3 to D1 is a great story and I’m excited to be a part of it.”

Another factor that came into Franks decision was once again teaming up with Minessale. He called it a “huge plus” to be playing with him at the college level. “To be able to keep playing with someone I’ve been teamed up with for the last three years is really nice for comfort.”

The commitment comes after Franks took his most recent visit to the Saint Paul, Minnesota campus this past Monday. “I got to meet with the staff again and go over things like the potential fit. I have been to some of their games and really enjoyed them.”

With his shooting ability and how St. Thomas “value the three,” Franks sees his game fitting in there. “I think I’ll be able to fit in with their free-flowing offense and be able to shoot and make one more pass. I think coming into practices I’ll be able to quickly adjust because the offense has similar values that we did at Chapman.” Franks added in on his decision by saying “I love what Coach Tauer is building and I’m hoping to make a big impact.”