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Kansas point guard a high major target

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Even before the start of July's open evaluation period, Conner Frankamp has had a huge summer.
The six-foot point guard from Wichita (Kan.) North just returned from a stint with USA Basketball's 16 and under national team. While averaging just under nine points and four assists per outing, Frankamp helped lead the United States to a gold medal in the Fiba Americas U16 Championships.
"It was an experience of a lifetime being able to represent the USA," said Frankamp of helping the team qualify for next year's World Championships. "Just putting on the jersey, it's an honor that I can't even explain. I had a great time down there."
While his role with USA Basketball was to knock down some shots and contribute where he could, the rising junior played a much different role for his high school team.
At Wichita North, Frankamp played the role of big-time scorer, averaging over 27 points a game as a sophomore. Though his high school team relies on him heavily to score, he's hoping to show that he's capable of more during July when he hits the travel circuit with KC Pump 'N Run.
"I think my smartness on the court and the way I can shoot the ball and handle the ball will show," said the four-star prospect. "I've been working on my defense a lot and hopefully that will show when the coaches see me this summer."
Among the schools planning to watch him during July are Oklahoma, North Carolina, Northern Iowa, Miami, Nebraska, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee and several others while Central Michigan gave him his first scholarship offer.
Thursday, Frankamp picked up his second scholarship offer when Kansas head coach Bill Self offered him during a campus visit.
"It was really neat, the place up there is amazing," said Frankamp of his Kansas visit. "Being able to talk to all of those coaches was great as well. I really like the campus and am for sure interested."
For now, Frankamp -- who currently ranks No. 65 nationally in the class of 2013 -- says that he's trying not to rush into making a decision. He'll take the floor in Indianapolis this week for the Adidas Invitational and he'll be checking to see who is watching as he sorts out what to do with his recruitment.
"We're just going to leave things open for now. We want ot see how things play out these first few tournaments here and see how things come along."
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