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Lauren Hill’s teammates and coaches are remembering the 19-year-old college basketball player with her own inspiring words: “Never give up.” An example she lived by as she fought a brain tumor and rallied those around her to help her achieve her dream of playing in a game.
INDIANAPOLIS – Bo Ryan doesn’t want to face Duke center Jahlil Okafor. “There’s no way I could match up with him,” joked Wisconsin’s gray-haired coach. “He’d kill me.”
Frank Kaminsky, the 7-footer who anchored Wisconsin’s run to a second straight Final Four, is the runaway choice as the Associated Press’ player of the year. Kaminsky averaged 18.7 points and 8.0 rebounds while shooting 54.9 percent from the field and 41.5 percent from 3-point range as the Badgers ran up a 35-3 record and won the Big Ten regular season and tournament titles.
Before adoring fans called him “The Moose” or “Joe College” or “Frank the Tank,” Frank Kaminsky was known simply as “Frankie” or “Little Frank.” All year round, Little Frank would tag along with his 6-foot-10 dad to gyms around Chicago to watch “Big Frank” – a future version of himself - play rec-league games.
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky faces a Texas-sized task defending Wisconsin 7-footer Frank Kaminsky, and not just because he’s the tallest player the Wildcats have faced in the NCAA tournament. The Badger junior’s ability to score inside and outside forces the Wildcats (28-10) to keep a body on him near the basket and deny on the perimeter.