Frankamp sees improvement in self, team

At first glance, it might seem as if the Wichita (KS) North Redskins basketball team is off to a bit of a tumultuous start to the 2011-2012 season, with a record of 2-3.

But looks can be deceiving. That's the difference two shots can make.

"I think we're actually playing pretty good," said North junior star Conner Frankamp. "We lost two buzzer beaters, so our record could easily be 4-1."

The Kansas commitment sees a great deal of improvement in his team overall, and believes them to be better than last season - a belief which applies to his individual play as well.

Known as a dead-eye shooter, Frankamp has continued to stroke it from beyond the arc and is average considerably more than 20 points per game, with assist numbers on the rise as well; something he attributes to the improved play of his teammates.

The Redskins have been off since a Dec. 16 victory over Wichita (KS) West, and return to the court Tuesday night versus Wichita (KS) Northwest.

"I can't wait," Frankamp said. "It's been a while since we've played it seems."

Due to the close proximity of Wichita to Lawrence, Kan., he and his family have been able to make it up to Allen Fieldhouse to see his future teammates in action. Most recently, the Frankamps were in attendance last week as the Jayhawks defeated the Bison of Howard University.

"I think they're improving from the start of the season," he said. "The start of the season they were looking kind of shaky, but they're improving a lot. Thomas Robinson is really good in there. He's a beast."

Though he's committed, Frankamp remains in close contact with the Kansas coaching staff.

He is currently rated a four-star prospect by Scout.com in the Class of 2013, and the No. 65 player overall.


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