Benet Academy Coach Gene Heidkamp tried his best to downplay Frank Kaminsky's potential. As our conversation went on, however, the 2011 forward's high ceiling proved difficult to keep under wraps.
"He's going to be 7-feet, 250 pounds once he gets onto a high major training table," Heidkamp said of the 6-10, 225-pounder. "He's a post player with a skill set to play inside or out. He's a very good passer, he handles it well and he can shoot the 3-pointer."
"(The recruiting process) has gone really well," Kaminsky said. "I'm hearing from a lot more people than I expected. It started out slow, but has picked up."
A growth spurt saw Kaminsky sprout to 6-10 from 6-5 as a sophomore. He also gained exposure from Benet's run to the Illinois super regional, where it lost in double overtime to Chicago Simeon High.
"I'm looking for the best combination of basketball and academics," Kaminksy said of what's important to him in the recruiting process. "It's important how I feel about a school and if my parents can agree on what I think. They're pretty honest with me about the schools they think I should be involved with."
Iowa has entered the picture in the recruitment of the talented big man, Heidkamp said.
"They called," Kaminsky said. "I have to call them back. It's been a busy last couple of days, but I will do that. I'm interested in them as I am with all of the schools interested in me. I grew up a Big Ten fan."
While Kaminksy says he's wide open in terms of his recruitment, he has twice visited Wisconsin and the Badgers have made a strong push for his services.
Kaminsky prefers a system that utilizes four players on the perimeter and one post, but he's open to all styles. He has no timetable for his decision.
"I really don't have a preference," Kaminsky said. "If I find something I like and my parents can agree on it, I don't see any point in waiting."