Shortly after returning home from playing with USA Basketball's gold-medal-winning, 16-and-under team, Conner Frankamp visited Kansas. During his visit, head coach Bill Self offered a scholarship that was nearly accepted.
Sunday - a day after his 16th birthday - Frankamp decided that he could wait no longer. The 6-foot rising junior from Wichita (Kan.) North called Self and offered up a commitment to the Jayhawks.
"It was pretty hard, once we left the campus we were pretty sure I wanted to go there," said of not committing during his visit. "We weren't for sure when we walked in there, but when we walked out it was pretty much a done deal."
A high-scoring guard who can play either the one or the two, Frankamp is pretty excited to commit to what he termed his dream school.
"I'm just really excited to be a Jayhawk," Frankamp told Rivals.com. "I thought it would be a pretty good birthday present to commit to Kansas. I also wanted to make sure I took some time and talked it over with my family."
From the sounds of it, Self's vision for Frankamp at Kansas fits in line with the way he already plays the game.
"I think he just wants to have me come in there and play either guard position," said Frankamp. "They play three guards and that fits my style. They also run a lot of pick and roll and I really like that about Kansas."
Currently ranked No. 65 nationally in the class of 2013, Frankamp is excited to have his decision out of the way and is looking forward to playing his final two years of high school without the worries of college recruiting.
"It's probably one of the best things that ever happened in my life," finished Frankamp. "I always dreamed of going to KU. I just never imagined it would happen this early and that I'd be able to do it before my junior year of high school even started."