A soft-shooting big man, Frank Kaminsky appears ready to step into a feature role in the Wisconsin front court during his junior season. The tallest player on the Badgers' roster at 6-foot-11, Kaminsky is also a versatile weapon having filled in at point guard for his high school team as a senior. Kaminsky averaged just 10.3 minutes per game last season, but showed glimpses of his potential like his career-high 19-point effort in 23 minutes at Illinois. A threat from deep (knocked down four 3-pointers against Samford as a sophomore), Kaminsky is developing an interior game to match. He finished second on the team averaging 15.6 points and shot 54.1% from the field during the Badgers' 5-game exhibition tour of Canada.
Kaminsky became the eighth UW player during the Bo Ryan era to earn first-team All-Big Ten honors in 2013-14
Has appeared in 79 career games (14 starts)
Set new UW single-game scoring record (43) vs. North Dakota (Nov. 19, 2013)
Owns 13 career double-digit scoring games
Has started each of UW's first 12 games ... averaging a team-best 14.6 points and 5.8 rebounds per game ... ranks fourth in the Big Ten in field goal percentage (.564) and 12th in the conference in scoring ... shooting 42.9 percent from 3-point range, the 9th-best percentage in the Big Ten ... tied for sixth in the conference in blocks per game (1.9) ... reached double figures in nine of 12 games ... netted a career-high 43 points against North Dakota (Nov. 19), setting a new UW single-game record and marking the second-highest single-game scoring mark in Division I this season ... Kaminsky's 43-point outing equals the most by a Big Ten player since 1996-97 ... tallied 16 points, four rebounds, two blocks and two steals vs. Milwaukee (Dec. 11) ... recorded nine points and a career-high 12 rebounds at Virginia (Dec. 4) ... netted 10 points and added five rebounds against West Virginia (Nov. 26) in the Cancun Challenge Championship game ... tallied 12 points and eight rebounds vs. Saint Louis (Nov. 25) ... earned a game-high 21 points and added six rebounds against Oral Roberts (Nov. 23) ... netted 14 points, five rebounds and two blocks against Bowling Green (Nov. 21) ... shot 16-of-19 (.842) from the field, including a 6-for-6 (1.000) effort from beyond the arc while setting the UW single-game scoring record with 43 points vs. North Dakota (Nov. 19) ... scored 16 points and added eight rebounds and a career-high four blocks at Green Bay (Nov. 16).
Appeared in all 35 games, starting the first two games of the season ... averaged 4.2 points and 1.8 rebounds per contest ... led the team in free throw percentage (.767) among all Badgers with at least 20 attempts ... scored eight points and grabbed two rebounds against Michigan in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals ... posted career-highs in points (19), free throw shooting (12-14), rebounds (5) and minutes (23) at Illinois ... tied a career-high with three assists against Ohio State ... recorded a pair of blocks against Michigan ... finished 2-for-2 (1.000) from long range at Indiana ... went 4-for-4 (1.000) from 3-point range against Samford, finishing with 16 points ... posted 11 points on 4-for-6 shooting (.667) against Nebraska-Omaha ... tallied 10 points, three assists, two steals and a block against Presbyterian on ... recorded six points and added four rebounds in first career start against Southeastern Louisiana
Played in 35 of 36 games ... shot 85.7% on free throws in Big Ten play (6-of-7) ... played in all three NCAA tournament games, averaging 6.3 minutes per contest ... grabbed career-high 6 rebounds at No. 7 Michigan State ... collected 3 rebounds and had 2 points at Purdue ... posted 4 rebounds in 6 minutes at Nebraska ... posted 5 points and 4 rebounds against UNLV ... career-high 14 minutes played against Green Bay, scoring 4 points with 1 rebound and 1 block ... career-high 9 points in 9 minutes against UMKC, going 3-for-4 from the field and added 3 rebounds, 2 blocks and an assist ... played in his first collegiate game against Kennesaw State, scoring 5 points with 5 rebounds and 1 block in 10 minutes
Named first-team all-state by the Chicago Sun-Times and the IBCA and second-team all-state by the AP after averaging 14.2 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.2 blocks and 2.8 assists as a senior ... also named all-area, all-conference and East Suburban Catholic Conference Player of the Year ... averaged a double-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks per game as a junior ... honorable mention all-state, all-conference and all-area as a junior ... helped Benet post a 26-4 record in 2009-10 and reach the supersectionals, scoring 39 in a state tournament game ... high school coach was Gene Heidkamp
Parents are Frank and Mary Kaminsky ... has two sisters, Kaylee and Hannah; three step-sisters Jamie, Gabbie and Grace and a step-brother, Steve ... father, Frank, played college basketball at Lewis University where he finished as the 7th-leading scorer in school history with 1,521 points and was elected to the school's Hall of Fame in 1992; also played professionally in South America ... mother, Mary, played volleyball at Northwestern ... aunt, Karen, and uncle, Jim, each played basketball at Northwestern ... majoring in life science communications
2011-12 | 2012-13