The great man of the NBA and the Hornets, Frank Kaminsky, was a very interesting and wonderful player. After completing his third professional season with the Hornets, the amazingly strong striker has made great progress in his game since his draft. Although he hasn’t yet reached his full potential in the league, Kaminsky is sure to become a superstar with his incredible body size, circumferential shooting, and excellent ball skills. Learn more about him below.
Who is Frank Kaminsky of NBA?
Frank Kaminsky is a talented American basketball player who plays the power position as a striker/midfielder for the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA. He was drafted by the University of Wisconsin as the ninth overall pick in the first round of the NBA Draft 2015.
Born in 1993 as Francis Stanley Kaminsky III, the amazing player celebrates his birthday every year on April 4. He was born in Winfield, Illinois, to Serbian-American parents Frank Kaminsky and his wife Mary Kaminsky. His father was a former basketball player on the University of Lewis basketball team, while his mother played volleyball for Northwestern University. When Frank was five years old, his uncle and wife worked for the Chicago Bulls while people like Randy Brown and Michael Jordan were still on the team. This gave Frank access to the Bulls’ training facilities.
After developing a strong passion for the game as a child, Kaminsky enrolled at Benet Academy, where he began his youth career. Under coach Gene Heidkamp, Frank led the Benet basketball team to a 24-4 overall record in the 2009/10 season. He received the “All-Conference”, “All-State” and “All-Area Conference” awards after he averaged 10.0 rebounds and 13 points per game in his junior season. Frank continued to make progress in his senior team, averaging 8.7 rebounds and 14.2 points per game this season. He was selected as the first team in the first all-state team and was honored with the “Player of the Year” award by the East Suburban Catholic Conference. His jersey number 44 was withdrawn from school in 2017.
After an impressive high school career, the talented basketball player switched to the Badgers at the University of Wisconsin for his college career. As a rookie in the 2011/12 season, Kaminsky played in 35 games for the Wisconsin Badgers with 1.4 rebounds and 1.8 points per game. The following year Frank had an average of 1.8 rebounds and 4.2 points per game.
In his junior year, Kaminsky led his team into the last four of the NCAA tournament with an average of 6.3 rebounds and 13.9 points per game. At the end of the season, coaches and media voted him into the top team in the All-Big Ten, while his outstanding performance earned him the NCAA West Region Most Outstanding Player of the Year award. In the final season of his college career, he won the Kareem Abdul Jabbar Award, the National College Player of the Year Award, and the Big Ten Player of the Year Award. He also won the MVP of the Big Ten Tournament after averaging 8.2 rebounds and 18.8 points per game in the 2014/15 season.
NBA Career and Stats
Frank Kaminsky joined the NBA Draft 2015 where he was selected by the Charlotte Hornets as the ninth overall draft choice. Kaminsky joined the Hornets and signed his contract as a rookie on July 2, 2015. In his rookie season, Frank was given a longer playing time following the absence of injured Al Jefferson. By the end of the season, he averaged 4.1 rebounds and 7.5 points per game.
In the 2016/17 season, the Hornets’ big man showed marked improvement; he scored 4.5 rebounds and 11.7 points per game, while he made 75 appearances for the Hornets. The following season Frank scored a season-high of 24 points with his triumph over the Minnesota Timberwolves. At the end of the 2017/18 season, he scored 3.6 rebounds and 11.1 points per game.
Frank Kaminsky’s Salary Earnings
The impressive power forward has improved his game considerably and has never failed to impress the Hornets in every game. Since his professional career, he has accumulated enormous wealth. Frank Kaminsky signed a $5.34 million two-year rookie contract with the Hornets in 2015. From 2018 Frank Kaminsky will receive an annual salary of 3.63 million dollars.
His Height, Weight, and Other Facts
Height: Frank Kaminsky stands at a height of 7 feet 0 inches (2.13 m)
Weight: He equally has a proportional body weight of 242 pounds (110 kg).
1. Kaminsky is the second player in the history of Wisconsin to score over 500 rebounds, 1,000 points, and 100 blocks.
2. He won the 2015 College Player of the Year award
3. With a height of two meters Frank shares the same height with NBA strikers like Dirk Nowitzki and Pau Gasol.
4. His father Frank Kaminsky Jr. played college basketball for Lewis University, while his mother played volleyball for Northwestern University.