Ever since he was a high school senior, at Benet Academy in Lisle Ill, Frank Kaminsky has been overlooked by almost every marquee program. Now he’s known as a Wisconsin senior, after he’s been offered scholarship from UW, DePaul, Northwestern, Bradley, Northern Illinois and Southern Illinois.
Last Friday, he was announced as the winner of the title that is offering him the privilege of being the best college basketball player. It wasn’t such a big surprise since, in the morning, he had been already accepting the Oscar Robertson Trophy, voted on by the United States Basketball Writers Association. By afternoon, he already had another title won, deserving to be named the Associated Press player of the year. Of course, his biggest accomplishment remains being voted unanimously by the AP as the first-team All-American. He leads in UW in scoring, rebounds, assists, blocks and field-goal shooting, bringing the Badgers in the Final Four for the second consecutive season for the second consecutive season. According to his words, the most important thing for him was to not give up and keep growing continuously "It wasn't easy at times but I just believed in the process and believed in myself and had a lot of people who also believed in me. They really pushed me.”
After all, it’s clear that Frank Kaminski became an UW star. It remains to be seen how far he can go with his career but there’s no doubt that his success is just at the beginning.