An integral part of the Wisconsin Badgers Final Four team will be returning to Madison as big man Frank Kaminsky said he will be back for his senior season.
Although Kaminsky stated immediately after the loss to the Kentucky Wildcats that he would surely be back, he had explored the possibility of entering this year’s NBA draft. Ultimately however, he decided to give it one more go-round for the Badgers.
It was a tough decision, but I think the best thing for me is to stay another year and develop even more. 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.
Kaminsky exploded on the scene this season, averaging 13.9 points per game and 6.3 rebounds. Four games into the season Kaminsky set a single game school record by scoring 43 points. He was named to the All-Big Ten First Team. In a thrillin overtime win over the Arizona Wildcats, Kaminsky scored 28 points and grabbed 11 boards en route to being named the Most Outstanding Player of the West region.
Not bad for a guy who only averaged 10.3 minutes and 4.3 points a game his sophomore year.
The only starter not returning from this year’s Final Four team will be senior Ben Brust. With the core of this team still very much in tact, Kaminsky and the Badgers are set up nicely for another run in the NCAA Tournament.