Team USA U17 squad wins gold
Conner Frankamp
Phog.net
Posted Jul 8, 2012


This whole winning gold medals thing is starting to become habit for Conner Frankamp. The Wichita (KS) North star and Kansas commitment brought one home last year as a part of Team USA's U16 squad - and Sunday he hung a second around his neck when Team USA took down Australia in the FIBA U17 World Championship gold medal game.

Conner Frankamp's level of play this summer has been nothing short of white hot, and its a heat he took with him overseas to Kaunas, Lithuania and the FIBA U17 World Championship.

As a member of Team USA, the Wichita (KS) North star and Kansas commit averaged a team-high 14.1 points per game, shot 55.7-percent from the floor including 45.2-percent from three, dished out 19 assists to just six turnovers and pilfered 16 steals.

He was, in a word, fantastic - and he went out with a bang. The United States defeated Australia on Sunday to bring home the gold medal, and Frankamp led the way with 22 points scored, including a scorching 4-of-6 from beyond the arc.

Scouts watching the game were impressed.

"For some reason, (Australian player Felix) Van Hofe thought he could talk trash to Frankamp," tweeted Jonathan Givony of Draft Express, after Frankamp went on a tear from deep. "He just taught him a lesson: you don't mess with the Frankamp."

"Frankamp with another," added Scout.com national recruiting analyst Evan Daniels. "4-for-6 from behind the arc. 22 points. Kansas has a long range marksman!"

The gold medal is actually the second in Frankamp's collection, as he won one with the Team USA U16 squad last year.



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