Frank Kaminsky

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Frank Kaminsky

Frank Kaminsky

Who is Frank Kaminsky?

Frank Kaminsky is an American basketball player. Frank Kaminsky most recently competed for the Phoenix Suns of the NBA. When he broke the record for most points scored in a single game, he was a Wisconsin Badgers basketball player.

He is a particular kind of athlete who can be helpful in pick-and-roll, pick-and-pop, and post-up situations.

In 2015, Kaminsky was recognized as the uncontested male National College Player of the Year.

Early Life

Frank Kaminsky was born in Winfield, Illinois, on April 4, 1993. Frank Kaminsky, Jr. is his father, and Mary Kaminsky is his mother.

At Lewis University, Frank Jr. Kaminsky participated in basketball. Mary played volleyball for Northwestern as well.

Frank, who is of Serbian and Polish ancestry, was raised in a Serbian community in Woodridge, Illinois.

When he was five years old, his aunt Karen Stack Umlauf and uncle Jim Stack were both employed for the Chicago Bulls.

Similarly, while Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman, and Randy Brown were members of the team, Frank got access to the practice facilities as well.

Frank participated in basketball competitions for the Serbian Eagles A.C. up until his senior year in high school.

Frank also went to Benet Academy, which is located in Lisle, Illinois.

In 2011, he also enrolled at Wisconsin College. 2015 saw the player graduate from Wisconsin.

Net Worth

Frank Kaminsky is thought to have a net worth of about $6 million. The athlete made $1,830,802 while playing for the Phoenix Suns in the 2020–21 season.

The athlete had earned $5,056,452 in 2019–20 while playing for the Phoenix Suns.

The player’s current salary is 20.28 percent higher than what he earned in 2020–21. The player has earned $18,322,107 during the course of his career.

Frank now holds the 53rd-highest salary among NBA players.

Additionally, he is the 14th highest-paid player for the Phoenix Suns this year.

Facts of Frank Kaminsky

Full Name Francis Stanley Kaminsky III
Birth Date April 4, 1993
Birth Place Winfield, Illinois
Nick Name The Tank
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
High School Benet Academy
College University of Wisconsin-Madison
Playing Career 2015 – present
Zodiac Aries
Chinese Zodiac Rooster
Father’s Name Frank Jr. Kaminsky
Mother’s Name Mary Kaminsky
Siblings Two sisters
Age 29 years old
Height 7 feet
Weight 109 kg
NBA Debut 2015
Shoots Right
Tattoos None
Food Habits Non-vegetarian
NBA Draft Round: 1, Pick: 9th overall in 2015
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Hazel
Career Highlights and Awards
  • Consensus first-team All-American
  • National college player of the year
Build Athletic / Muscular
Children None
Girlfriend Elyse Panick
Jersey Number 44, 8
Position Power Forward, Center
Profession Basketball player
League NBA
Net Worth $6 Million
Salary $1,830,802
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch of Phoenix Suns Basketball Shorts
Last Update July 2022

Career as an Amateur

The Chicago Sun-Times, IBCA, and AP all-state teams selected Frank for the first team, while the AP selected him for the second team.

After averaging 14.2 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.2 blocks, and 2.8 assists in his senior season, he accomplished the feat.

Similar to how Ryan Boatright led the Connecticut Huskies to the national championship while playing for the Redwings, the player led the Redwings to a 29-1 season despite losing to the East Aurora Tomcats, who were captained by the player.

Frank was also named the East Suburban Catholic Conference Player of the Year as well as all-area, all-conference, and all-area.

At a ceremony held at Benet Academy on November 18, 2017, Frank’s jersey number, 44, was retired.

The Event That Aided Frank’s Development

Before his sophomore year of high school, Frank showed up at a gym at the age of 15 with his bags packed, eager for his first road trip with his new AAU club.

Instead, Mike Mullins, the head coach of the Illinois Wolves, informed him that he was not included on the travel roster.

Mullins stated that Frank would be able to practice with the team but not participate in games.

As the rest of the Wolves boarded a van after hearing that, Frank hurried away to his father’s vehicle.
He cried all the way home.

Frank Jr. said, “It was the best thing that could have happened to him. It intensified his hunger.

Additionally, it helped Frank realize that simply being tall wasn’t enough. If he wanted to succeed, he would need to put in a lot more work.

Never again did the player feel sorry for himself. He spent the ensuing months training with the Wolves on the court and in the weight room before eventually turning into an important part of their team the following summer.

Years later, Frank employed the same technique as an underrated member of Wisconsin’s 2011 signing class.

High School Career

Kaminsky played in 35 of the 36 games he was a freshman. He had a season-high on November 22, 2011, against UMKC, scoring nine points.

Kaminsky participated in 32 games, starting the season’s first two games. He averaged 4.2 points per game and 1.8 rebounds per game towards the end of the season.

He led the team with a free-throw percentage of 76.7 percent. He recorded a season-high of 19 points against Illinois on February 3, 2013.

On November 19, 2013, the athlete scored 43 points against North Dakota to set the Wisconsin single-game scoring record.

In addition, Kaminsky made 16 of 19 field goals, including 6 of 6 three-pointers and 5 of 6 free throws.

Professional Career

On June 25, 2015, the Charlotte Hornets selected Kaminsky with the ninth overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.

On December 2, he contributed 16 points in a 116-99 loss to the Golden State Warriors while playing more minutes as starter big Al Jefferson was injured.

In a similar vein, on December 30, Frank recorded his second 20-point performance of the year in a 122-117 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

On April 10, 2016, he had 18 points and a then-career-high 11 rebounds in a 113-98 loss to the Washington Wizards.

Frank Kaminsky
Frank Kaminsky in a basketball match. Source: pinterest

Similarly, Frank was added to the lineup on March 1 so that he could use his passing skills to attack the zone defense. The guy later contributed 15 points to a victory over the Brooklyn Nets, 123-112.

On July 17, 2019, Frank signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the Phoenix Suns.

Kaminsky hit a season-high on December 11 in a 115-108 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, scoring 24 points.

The second year of Kaminsky’s contract was also waived on November 19, 2020, allowing him to leave the team early and sign with another team.

On November 29, Frank agreed to join the Sacramento Kings. He played in four preseason games before being cut by the Kings on December 20.

The player was re-signed by the Suns for the following season on a more team-friendly one-year contract after clearing waivers.

Kaminsky played in his first NBA Finals, but the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns in six games.

On August 4, 2021, the player re-signed with the Suns for a one-year, $1.2 million deal. On November 10, Kaminsky outscored the Portland Trail 119-109, tying a career-high.


The player missed the majority of the season after initially going down with a right knee injury in 2020 and then developing a left patella stress fracture.

He did, however, make a comeback on July 31, 2020, during the 2020 NBA Bubble period, helping the Suns defeat the Washington Wizards 125-112 in a game.

In the end, Kaminsky helped the team by spending the majority of the rest of the season off the bench, leading to an 8-0 record in the 2020 NBA Bubble.

Since March 2010, it was the first victory streak of at least eight games.

In a similar vein, the athlete was declared permanently ineligible after receiving a stress reaction diagnosis in his right knee on November 21, 2021.

On January 6, 2022, Frank had surgery on his right knee and was ruled out for at least two months. On April 7, 2022, the player was regrettably released.

Favorite TV program

The athlete has never mentioned his preferred TV program. Frank is a huge Game of Thrones fan, as we already know. In fact, the gamer wore specially made Game of Throne shoes.

Additionally, Frank went to Dubrovnik, the King’s Landing, and declared that he thought it was just beautiful.

He enjoys humor and fantasy television, and he particularly enjoys “The Office” and “Harry Potter.”

Relationship Information

Frank Kaminsky is in a relationship with Elyse Panick, who has been his girlfriend for a long time.

On October 28, 1994, in Chicago, Illinois, Elyse Marie Panick, Kaminsky’s girlfriend, was born.

Mary and Brian Panick have three children, and one of them is named Elyse, Brett and Eric. In 2013, Ms. Panick earned her diploma from Marist High School in her hometown.

Marshall College served as her first academic stop before she transferred to the University of South Florida.

Additionally, Elyse played volleyball for the USF Bulls and was honored as the 2016 AAC Weekly Honor Roll, 2016 Charlotte Invitational Most Valuable Player, and 2016 AAC Defensive Player of the Week.

Age & Body Dimensions

Frank Kaminsky is 29 years old. The footballer was also born in the Chinese calendar year of the Rooster.

Frank has a lean, athletic figure with good muscle definition.

Along with being handsome, the player has dark brown hair and hazel eyes.

Frank is a tall man, standing 7 feet tall. He also measures around 109 kg.

Frank is also known to put a towel over his lips during timeouts so he may communicate to himself. The sign of Frank is Aries.

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Social media

He has 183k followers on Instagram. His Twitter has 211.3k users.