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Top college cager Kaminsky to be honored in Lisle

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(AP Photo/Andy Manis). Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky, center, battles between Duke's Tyus Jones, left, Justine Winslow during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis). Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky, center, battles between Duke's Tyus Jones, left, Justine Winslow during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in Madison, Wis.

College basketball great Frank Kaminsky will have his high-school jersey number retired Thursday in Lisle.

The Naperville Sun reports the 7-foot Wisconsin center will be honored at Benet Academy, where he played from 2007 to 2011. The mayor of Lisle has declared April 16 "Frank Kaminsky Day."

Kaminsky - who saw little playing time in his first two years in college - led the Badger squad to the NCAA finals before losing to Duke. But Wisconsin beat previously undefeated and overall No. 1 seed Kentucky along the way.

Last week Kaminsky won the John R. Wooden Award as college basketball's top men's player. Former Naperville Central hoops standout Candace Parker took the Wooden prize for best women's player in 2007.

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