Heading into his junior year, Frank Kaminsky never averaged more than five points per game in a season. This year, the versatile forward is averaging 14 points per game and has been even more impressive during Wisconsin's run to the Final Four.
Outside of the Badgers' 40-point blowout of American in the round of 64, Kaminsky has put up 19 points and five rebounds against Oregon, 19 points and four rebounds against Baylor and then dominated Arizona with a 28-point and 11-rebound game.
Kaminsky is listed at 7'0" and has the ability to stretch the floor and be a threat from behind the arc. For the year, he's hitting over 37 percent of his shots from the three-point line. On top of that, Kaminsky is an incredibly smart player who takes advantage of his mismatch and doesn't settle for a forced shot. That is evident by him shooting 52 percent from the field this season.
So the question is, how does Kentucky slow that down? The answer is by throwing numerous different players at him. Don't let Kaminsky get used to attacking just one defender. To start, there's no doubt Dakari Johnson will take his crack at stopping Kaminsky. However, with a lack of lateral quickness, Kaminsky will look to attack Johnson from the outside.
From there, it will have to be a group effort of Julius Randle, Marcus Lee and Alex Poythress using their different strengths to help slow him down. Whether it's Randle's strength, Lee's length or Poythress' defensive skills, it will be a group effort to make Kaminsky work for his shot.