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Friday, May 7, 2010

Prospect Profile: Frank Kaminsky

Frank Kaminsky, C
6'10" :: 220 lbs.
Class of 2011
Lisle (IL) Benet Academy
AAU: Illinois Wolves

Scout: 3 Stars * * * (#20 C) Previous: 2 Stars > 3 Stars (#17 C)
Rivals: 3 Stars * * * (C)
ESPN/Scouts, Inc. grade: 88 (#34 > #33 > #36 C)

2010: DuPage County All Area Team (Daily Herald)
2010: All East Suburban Catholic Conference

Recent Press
6/16: Benet's Frank Kaminsky chooses Wisconsin -
6/3: Sabbatical allows Frank Kaminsky to grow -
5/8: Frank Kaminsky receives second high major offer - Illinois Prep Bulls Eye
3/15: Redwings trying to bake fewer turnovers - Chicago Sun-Times
1/16: Kaminsky leads Benet to win over Oswego in historic gym - Chicago Tribune

The Verbal
Benet's Kaminsky commits to Wisconsin - Chicago Sun-Times (6/12/10)
Benet center Frank Kaminsky commits to Wisconsin - Chicago Tribune (6/12/10)
Jim Jackson's son among two commitments for Badgers - WiSJ (6/12/10)

The Hype
Kaminsky leads Benet in comeback - Chicago Sun-Times (3/2/10)
Size = Offers ... Kaminsky nabs big one - City/Suburban Hoops Report (5/6/10)
Redwings end St. Joe's 31-game win streak - Chicago Sun-Times (2/21/10)
Redwings pull off inside job - Naperville Sun (12/17/09)

Highlights: Illini Team Camp (6/24/10) - WEEK News 25
Interview: Frank Kaminsky - SWAGair Interview w/Dan Poneman (6/17/10) - YouTube
Highlights: Frank Kaminsky - 2011 Highlights - Illinois Wolves (4/20/10) - YouTube

2009-10: Junior (Benet) - ESCC

Additional Info
Team Schedule :: Chicago Sun-Times


1 comment:

  1. Excerpt from Illinois Prep Bulls-Eye after Kaminsky's commitment:

    "While Kaminsky had begun to receive widespread recruiting interest from a number of schools in both the Big Ten and Big East conferences, Wisconsin had been a favorite of Kaminsky's from the moment that they began recruiting him. The Badgers were the first high major program to offer Kaminsky a scholarship, plus the big man had visited the Madison campus on multiple occasions, with the most recent visit being this past Thursday.

    There is no question that Kaminsky is one of the most rapidly improving players in the state of Illinois from the 2011 class and that he has made vast strides over the course of the spring. He is absolutely perfect for Badger head coach Bo Ryan's motion offense which utilizes high post centers who can shoot. Kaminsky can undoubtedly do that, as he has tremendous face-up capabilities and range that extends beyond the 3-point arc.

    In addition to being able to shoot it, Kaminsky runs the floor and has gotten much better in terms of finishing with consistency. He also continues to add strength and has proven to be a solid rebounder, shot blocker and effective low post scorer in given situations. We really like his up side and when one combines that with the fact that his skills are most suitable for coach Ryan's style of play and the outstanding academic opportunity that awaits him, there is no doubt that Wisconsin is a perfect fit.

    Once again, considerable credit goes to Badgers assistant coach Howard Moore, who was the lead recruiter for Kaminsky and was instrumental in helping Wisconsin close the deal. Moore got in on Kaminsky early and let him know from the get-go that he was a top recruiting priority."


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