By Joe Henricksen

Benet's Kaminsky will be a Badger

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By Joe Henricksen

Aside from Perspectives' Anthony Davis, no player in the state of Illinois has seen his recruiting stock rise more than Benet Academy big man Frank Kaminsky in the Class of 2011. A year ago the 6-10 Kaminsky was hardly a blip on the recruiting radar. Now he's headed to the Big Ten.

Wisconsin, led by lead recruiter Howard Moore, received a verbal commitment from Kaminsky, who plays his club basketball for coach Mike Mullins and the Illinois Wolves. The Badgers continue to recruit the Chicagoland area hard as Kaminsky joins Brooks point guard George Marshall as future Badgers in the Class of 2011, which follows up the 2010 recruiting class of Mundelein's Ben Brust and Deerfield's Duje Dukan.

Kaminsky, who should pack on weight and strength once he gets on a college strength and conditioning program, certainly fits the mold of Wisconsin big men. While he's still trying to become a factor on the block and in the paint, he has the ability to step outside and knock down perimeter shots and with some range. He helped lead coach Gene Heidkamp's Benet Academy team to a supersectional appearance last March and will be a focal point, along with guard David Sobolewski, this upcoming season for a team that will be preseason ranked.

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Without sounding too disrespectful to Kaminsky, has Wisconsin really seen this kid play? Sure being 6-10 is a wonderful thing, but Big Ten - really?? Joe, are there just no big men? Because this is pathetic and if we are talking Big Ten my comment is awful!

ILLINOIS WOLVES A GREAT AAU PROGRAM!
HAVE FUN IN MADISON, WISCONSIN!
CONGRATS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!

Congratulations and best of luck. Go Red!

As a Benet fan I have been amazed how recruiting works. While big Frank has improved and made big strides, it still blows my mind we are talking Big Ten when talking about his future. I guess the Wisconsin factor is something to consider with their style.

If the big fella for Benet I watched last weekend at R-B is the same big fella that committed to Wisconsin I have to say WOW! s HoopsFan said, there must not be any big men. But good luck to the kid.

SO FROM YOUR COMMENT TITO, YOU DIDN'T LIKE WHAT YOU SAW LAST WEEKEND, A WEEKEND DOES NOT MAKE ONE'S RESUME!
BENET HAS A QUALITY PROGRAM, AND FRANK IS A QUALITY PLAYER, AND WISCONSIN KNOWS HOW FRANK WILL FIT IN THEIR PROGRAM, YOU SEE, IT IS THEIR PROGRAM, THEY JUST HAPPEN TO PLAY IN THE BIG TEN!
FRANK KAMINSKY CAN PLAY IN THE BIG TEN!
I KNOW IT, AND THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN KNOWS IT TOO!
DON'T JUDGE SOMEONE BY A SHOOTOUT, IT IS THE BODY OF WORK THAT GETS THESE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN THEIR SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS!
CONGRATS FRANK, KEEP UP THE GREAT EFFORT!

Franky's good. Everyone has bad days, so don't let one tournament make you not like him. Give him time to beef up. Been watchin him for years. He can play. Remember he's just a young kid. This also shows the power of the Wolve's program on the recruiting front. Never underestimate the power of Mullins!!!! Good luck Franky!!

It certainly isn't crazy or out of whack for someone to question this particular commitment. Just knowing a few college coaches myself, there are plenty of doubters out there in the business as well. But he is 6-10. But he still a project. But Wisconsin is that type of program and Bo will do a good job of developing up there. But there is a looooong way to go with this one. I too watched him last weekend as well as a sectional game against Glenbard East and, well, we will leave it at that. Best of luck to the kid.

The recruiting of big men blows my mind!

ALSO, FRANK IS BEING RECRUITED TO PLAY FORWARD NOT CENTER, YOU CAN READ ALL ABOUT IT AT, RIVALS.COM!

Coach, I am with you on this one. I saw him at R-B, the sectional game and a few regular season games. I didn't find him a compelling player. However, I wish him and Wisconsin well. He has time on his side. I hope that he makes some significant process this summer and next season.

He remains a project and probably a mid-major project. College programs take fliers on big men all the time. There aren't many. So they take a shot on a kid and hope he develops.

You have done it again! Amazing post!

Were you guys at the game where he put up 37? Ohh..Guess not... Bo is the best coach in America i'll take his opinion over any of you.

Jake: Yes, I was at the game against Glenbard North. And it was actually 39 points, not 37. He was 16 of 18 and 15 of them were layups against a team six inches shorter. I scored 41 back in the day! You are right about Bo, although they did take an early commitment from Devon Hodges too! Thank goodness they got out of that one. And they took Diamond Taylor. Yikes.

DEVON HODGES GOT HIMSELF OUT OF HIS ORAL COMMITMENT AND DIAMOND TAYLOR IS AT SIU, FRANK KAMINSKY WILL BE A GOOD FIT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN!
FRANK HAS PROVEN HE CAN PLAY AT THE NEXT LEVEL!

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