A soft-shooting big man, Frank Kaminsky looks to build off a promising freshman season in which he appeared in 35 of 36 games. 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 figures to be a steady part of UW's frontcourt rotation in 2012-13.
Kaminsky scored a career-high 19 points at Illinois on Feb. 3, 2013.
2012-13 Season Has appeared in all 35 games, starting the first two games of the season ... averaging 4.2 points per game to go along with 1.8 rebounds per contest ... leads the team in free throw percentage (.767) among all Badgers with at least 40 attempts ... scored eight points and grabbed two rebounds against Michigan (March 15) in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals ... posted career-highs in points (19), free throw shooting (12-14), rebounds (5) and minutes (23) at Illinois (Feb. 3) ... tied a career-high with three assists against Ohio State on Feb. 17 ... recorded a pair of blocks against Michigan on Feb. 9 ... finished 2-for-2 (1.000) from long range at Indiana on Jan. 15 ... went 4-for-4 (1.000) from 3-point range against Samford (Dec. 29), finishing with 16 points ... posted 11 points on 4-for-6 shooting (.667) against Nebraska-Omaha on Dec. 4 ... tallied 10 points, three assists, two steals and a block against Presbyterian on Nov. 20 ... recorded six points and added four rebounds in first career start against Southeastern Louisiana (Nov. 11).
2011-12 Season Played in 35 of 36 games, averaging third-most minutes off the bench ... 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 ... played 11 minutes in 2 games at Big Ten Tournament, hitting a 3-pointer vs. Michigan State ... grabbed career-high 6 rebounds at No. 7 Michigan State ... collected 3 rebounds and had 2 points at Purdue ... made Big Ten debut with 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 ... hit a 3-pointer in Big Ten/ACC Challenge at North Carolina ... 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 ... scored 4 points with 3 rebounds against Colgate ... played in his first collegiate game against Kennesaw State, scoring 5 points with 5 rebounds and 1 block in 10 minutes.
High School Named first-team all-state by the Chicago Sun-Times and the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association and second-team all-state by the Associated Press after averaging 14.2 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.2 blocks and 2.8 assists per game as a senior ... also named all-area, all-conference and the East Suburban Catholic Conference Player of the Year ... averaged a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds per game as a junior and added 4 blocked shots per contest ... honorable mention all-state, All-East Suburban Catholic Conference and DuPage County All-Area selection as a junior ... helped Benet post a 26-4 record in 2009-10 and reach the supersectionals, scoring 39 points in a state tournament game ... high school coach was Gene Heidkamp
Personal: 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 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