Ronald Stephen Franz (born October 20, 1945 in Kansas City, Kansas) is an American former professional basketball player.
A 6'7" forward, Franz played at the University of Kansas from 1965 to 1967. During the 1966-67 season, he served as team captain under coach Ted Owens.
Franz was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the 33rd pick of the 1967 NBA Draft, but he never played for them. He instead spent six seasons in the American Basketball Association, playing for the Oakland Oaks, the New Orleans Buccaneers, The Floridians, the Memphis Tams, and the Dallas Chaparrals. He averaged 11.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game over the course of his career.
By Dean Hanley
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