It took a 28-point game against Arizona in the Elite Eight to finally gain some recognition, but Frank Kaminsky has officially entered the conversation.
Anytime a 7-footer starts taking over games offensively, it's going to attract attention. Kaminsky has NBA-center size, though he plays a bit more of a stretch game where he can knock down shots from downtown or in the mid-range.
Kaminsky nailed three of his five three-point attempts in Wisconsin's last overtime win over Arizona.
He's actually pretty skilled as well—Kaminsky can throw up a fake before putting it on the deck and taking it to the hoop, and we've seen some impressive footwork and shot-making ability in the post.
Offensively, the kid can play. That was made obvious when he went for 43 points against North Dakota earlier in the year. He's also put up 25 against Michigan and 28 against Michigan State.
Unfortunately, Kaminsky, averaging 6.4 rebounds a game, isn't much of a physical presence inside. Scouts might question whether he's got the strength to man the NBA interior or the foot speed to play on the perimeter.
Still, between his size and scoring game, he's going to get second-round looks either this year or next, depending on which draft he chooses to enter. But with his stock up, it wouldn't be surprising to see him make his move in 2014.