MADISON, Wis. -- When Frank Kaminsky arrived as a freshman at Wisconsin two years ago, he much preferred shooting a 3-pointer to banging in the post. The perimeter is not where you'd expect to find most 7-footers, and though Kaminsky's shooting touch was better than most, having an inside presence was an area he needed to improve to become an elite Big Ten big man.
Much of that advancement could only be achieved with confidence, maturity and increased strength, which required time. And the time, it appears, is now, with Kaminsky starting for the first time in his college career as a junior.
Consider that, as a freshman, 62.5 percent of Kaminsky's shots came from beyond the arc. As a sophomore, the mark was 45.9 percent. This season, he is taking only 25.5 percent of his shots from 3. Kaminsky's overall field goal percentage has increased each season. He is shooting 54.8 percent from the field this year and averaging 13.3 points with 6.3 rebounds.
Over the past two games, Kaminsky ha...