Among the other players inducted into the Hall of Fame were Gary Armstrong of Madison La Follette (Class of 1970) and Max Walker of Milwaukee Lincoln (Class of 1962). Jerry, who was a sophomore when Central closed in 1969 remembered playing against Armstrong. Joe and Walker played together after college in the Continental Basketball League.
Close-up photo of Joe's award plaque. He also received a ring and a framed copy of the original drawing featured on the plaque.
WBCA 2008 Hall of Fame members pose for a group photo at the Marriott Hotel in Middleton. Madison Central High School alumnus Joe Franklin (Class of 1964) is in the back row, fourth from the left (wearing a brown suit); to his right is La Follette alumnus Gary Anderson (black suit and red tie); on the far left of the row is Milwaukee Lincoln alumnus Max Walker.
For more information about Joe's basketball career at Central and the UW, click on the image below, which is a scan from the banquet program booklet. Also read my previous post about Joe, written in February 2007, and Rob Hernandez's recent article in the Wisconsin State Journal.