Conner Frankamp has been waiting for this.
With a Team USA Under 16 FIBA gold medal already under his belt, and an offer from home-state Kansas on the table, the 6-foot-1, 160-pound point guard from Wichita (KS) North was looking forward to the opportunity to showcase his skills in front of college coaches during the July evaluation period.
So far, so good. After a strong performance at the Adidas Invitational in Indianapolis last week - KC Pump N Run took their pool with a perfect 3-0 record before falling to the Club Elite Wildcats out of Indiana 77-74 in the first round of bracket play - the talented Sunflower State product picked up another BCS conference offer, this time from Boston College.
He saw his fair share of familiar faces - and college logos - in the crowd as well.
Playing up a division, Frankamp and his Pump N Run teammates took to the hardwood in Kansas City on Tuesday afternoon, for the opening round of the Metro Sports Classic. Despite being down by almost 20 points at one point in the second half to an athletic Next Level squad, the local boys fought back to bring it within three late before running out of steam.
Though his outside shot wasn't falling with its usual regularity, Frankamp still made plays on both ends of the floor and scored in virtually every way possible - canning a couple of long threes, hitting mid-range jumpers and driving to the hoop.
"I thought we had a chance for sure, but we started coming back kind of late and started the second half kind of slow," Frankamp said. "They got a quick 16 point lead on us and it's kind of hard to come back from that."
Regarding his recruitment, rumors have swirled on the Internet of late, suggesting it could come to a close sooner rather than later.
Frankamp, however, says there's no official timeframe in place, but one school does seem to stand out.
"I haven't really set anything in particular," he said. "I'm looking at Kansas pretty hard still and don't know exactly what I'm going to do yet."