Conner Frankamp Transferring from Kansas: Latest Details, Analysis and Reaction

Brian Mazique@@UniqueMaziqueCorrespondent IIIOctober 31, 2014

Kansas guard Conner Frankamp (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
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Sophomore guard Conner Frankamp has decided to transfer from Kansas University, per Gary Bedore of KUSports.com.

Frankamp appeared to be dissatisfied with his minutes last season and his chances of earning more playing time in the upcoming season, per The Kansas City Star's Rustin Dodd.

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In a statement, Conner Frankamp says "I love KU ... (but) I want to be at a place where I could play a bigger role."

Thus he has made the decision to continue his collegiate basketball career elsewhere.

Head coach Bill Self had this to say about Frankamp, per Bedore: “This was disappointing news to us. Conner is a fine young man, a very good basketball player and certainly part of what we had envisioned not only [for] our future but also as an impact guy for this upcoming season."

Self added: 

We still have six other very good perimeter players. We’re looking forward to all six of those guys contributing in a big way and meaningful minutes throughout the course of the year. Conner will finish this semester academically and will continue to get academic support from us. We wish him the best in his decision making of his new school and in his future basketball endeavors.

Coming out of high school, the Wichita, Kansas, native was a sought-after prep prospect. He was considered the top shooter in the 2013 recruiting class by Jerry Meyer of 247 Sports.

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No immediate schools have been mentioned as potential landing spots for Frankamp. Last season, the 6'0" guard averaged just 2.6 points per game in 8.3 minutes per contest in his freshman campaign.

With a stacked backcourt featuring highly regarded sophomore Wayne Selden, super freshman Kelly Oubre, sophomore Frank Mason and others, Frankamp was going to be in an intense battle for minutes this season.

While his experience may be missed, the Jayhawks should be able to absorb the loss without major consequence. 


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