The thought of Frank Kaminsky heading to the NBA after his sophomore season probably would have raised some eyebrows. But after a stellar junior season in which he stood out in the NCAA tournament, no one would have rolled their eyes if Kaminsky decided to go pro.
But Friday, Kaminsky confirmed he’ll be returning to Wisconsin for his season season.
"It was a tough decision, but I think the best thing for me is to stay another year and develop even more," Kaminsky told ESPN.com. "I made a commitment to the school and I don’t think I can turn my back on the people who have been there for me."
"What we agreed was that there will be no conversation about that until we win the national championship," his dad said. "And then he and I will sit down with his mom and uncle, who was involved in the NBA for years, and some other close friends.
"And what we’re going to do at that point is do some research and present Frankie with the plusses and the minuses. He’s got to make a decision based on facts. Whatever he decides to do, whether he decides to go or stay, as his dad, I’ve got his back covered."
In 38 games for the Badgers in the 2013-14 season, all of which he started, Kaminsky averaged 13.9 points and 6.3 rebounds. This came after a sophomore season in which he played 32 games (with two starts) averaging 4.2 points and 1.7 rebounds.