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NCAA Basketball Wisconsin Badgers

Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky is Deserving of Starting Spot

Mary Langenfeld – USA Today Sports

Wisconsin Badgers junior Frank Kaminsky just seems to get better each game.

His scoring total has increased in each game that the Badgers have played in this young college basketball season. Kaminsky had just two points in the Badgers win over the St. John’s Red Storm, followed by eight against the Florida Gators, then 16 in their last game when they beat the Green Bay Phoenix.

He continued that trend on Tuesday night. Kaminsky had 21 points in the first half alone in the Badgers’ game against the North Dakota Fighting Sioux, and finished the game with a career-high 43 points. The first half of the game between the Badgers and North Dakota was essentially a three-point battle between Kaminsky and North Dakota’s Troy Huff.

Both seemed to be unstoppable in the first half, especially Kaminsky, taking a three point attempt any time he got an open look and draining it each time. Kaminsky was 6-of-6 from beyond the arc. The Badgers as a whole made 63 percent of their three pointers thanks mostly to Kaminsky.

Kaminsky is getting more opportunities this season with the loss of Ryan Evans, Jared Berggren and Mike Bruesewitz after last season. He averaged just 10 minutes a game and started only two games last year, but has been given a chance in the starting lineup at the center position. Kaminsky keeps proving that he is deserving of that starting spot game after game.

Kaminsky will be one to fear from beyond the arc. Opposing teams cannot allow him to get open looks because if they do like North Dakota did, then he will just keep going for those three pointers.

Jenna Aquino is a Big Ten Football writer for RantSports.com. Follow her on Twitter, “Like” her on Facebook, add her to your network on Google, or reach her by e-mail at starz9815@hotmail.com.