Despite being part of last year’s heralded freshman class, hometown sharpshooter Conner Frankamp’s role with the Kansas Jayhawks never quite fully materialized as he had hoped for. And so after announcing in October his intentions of transferring to another program where a bigger role awaited, Frankamp revealed today that he won’t be moving too far after deciding to join nearby Wichita State. More from The Kansas City Star:
Former Kansas guard Conner Frankamp will continue his basketball career at Wichita State, he told The Wichita Eagle on Monday.
Frankamp, the Wichita City League’s career scoring leader, also considered Colorado and Creighton. He played his freshman season at Kansas before deciding to leave the basketball program in October.
Frankamp must enroll for the second semester at a new school in order to be eligible after the first semester of the 2015-16 school year. He would have the rest of that season to play, as well as the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons.
“I think Coach (Gregg) Marshall can improve my game quite a bit,” Frankamp said. “I’ve been very impressed with how Ron (Baker) and Fred (VanVleet) have developed as players. I think they have a good chance to get to the league (NBA).”
Frankamp averaged 2.5 points in 8.3 minutes last season, but was at his best in the NCAA Tournament, posting his two double-digit games of the year with 10 points in an 80-69 win over Eastern Kentucky and 12 points in a 60-57 loss to Stanford.
Frankamp, a graduate of North High and a consensus top 40 recruit in the class of 2013, will remain at Kansas through the fall semester.