Francis Stanley “Frank” Kaminsky III (born April 4, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He previously played four years of college basketball for the Wisconsin Badgers where he holds the Wisconsin single game record for points (43).
On June 25, 2015, Kaminsky was selected with the ninth overall pick by the Charlotte Hornets in the 2015 NBA draft. On July 2, 2015, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Hornets. He had a slow start to his career, averaging just 3.1 points in 11.6 minutes over his first 10 games before recording his first career double-digit scoring game with 11 points against the Brooklyn Nets on November 18. On December 2, he scored a then season-high 16 points in a loss to the Golden State Warriors, earning increased minutes with starting center Al Jefferson out injured. On December 23, he had a season-best game with 23 points and 7 rebounds in a loss to the Boston Celtics. On March 22, 2016, he made just his second career start, starting in place of Marvin Williams at power forward and recording 14 points and 7 rebounds in a 105–100 win over the Brooklyn Nets. On April 10, he recorded 18 points and a career-high 11 rebounds in a 113–98 loss to the Washington Wizards. The Hornets finished the regular season as the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference with a 48–34 record. In the first round of the playoffs, the Hornets faced the third-seeded Miami Heat, and in a Game 3 win on April 23, Kaminsky recorded 15 points and 6 rebounds.
Career highlights and awards
National college player of the year (2015)
Consensus first-team All-American (2015)
Big Ten Player of the Year (2015)
2× First-team All-Big Ten (2014, 2015)
Big Ten Tournament MVP (2015)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award (2015)