Here's a fun look at Frank Kaminsky's ascent to stardom, 'Frank the Tank'

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Here's a fun look at Frank Kaminsky's ascent to stardom, 'Frank the Tank'

Frank Kaminsky needs no introduction. The Big Ten Player of the Year and likely national player of the year has a game that makes people take notice.

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That wasn’t always the case, however. Kaminsky was an unheralded recruit, and like many Wisconsin big men before him, he took a couple of years to figure everything out.

Kaminsky averaged 1.8 points as a freshman and 4.2 as a sophomore. Everything clicked last season, as the 7-footer from Lisle, Illinois, broke out (53%; 13.9 ppg; 6.3 rpg) en route to leading the Badgers to their first Final Four since 2000.

And, he keeps getting better and better, now averaging 18.7 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.5 blocks, while shooting 55 percent.

The star has a personality to match his incredible game, too.

Here’s a look-back at some memorable moments/images/videos that have helped turn Frank Kaminsky into “Frank the Tank,” the goofy star who most everyone respects.

PRE-BIG TEN RELEVANCY

The upset AAU player.

The little-used sophomore reserve.

The painful eye poke.

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THE BREAKOUT MOMENT

The Wilt recreation.

The Wisconsin-record 43 points, all of them.

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THE GOOFY PERSONALITY

The pep rally speaker.

The hungry Frank Kaminsky.

The “chiseled” star.

The scooter-rider.

The selfie-taker.

The Big Ten regular-season champ GoPro.

The Big Ten tourney GoPro.

The Final Four-clinching GoPro.

The Go-carter.

The humble All-America.

The dancer.

The Big Ten supporter.

The competitive video game player.

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FRANK KAMINSKY, THE STAR

The Big Ten Player of the Year.

The Access Hollywood reporter.

The Access Hollywood reporter, in video.

The cover boy.

The cover boy.

The (multiple) SI cover boy.

The Final Four cover boy.

The video of all videos.

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