North’s Frankamp healed, will play in national game Aug. 25
When North senior Conner Frankamp suffered a broken bone in his left foot while playing in a basketball tournament on July 15, the initial prognosis was he would miss four to eight weeks of basketball.
Frankamp was sidelined for 2½ weeks and had to wear a boot during that time, but his father, Marty, said he had the boot off since and will be fully released to play again next week.
The release will allow Frankamp some training time before he plays in the Under Armour Elite 24 all-star game on Aug. 25 in Venice Beach, Calif.
Frankamp’s selection was announced Thursday. He and fellow selection Brannen Greene of Georgia have both made oral commitments to Kansas.
“He wore a boot for almost 2½ weeks and did (physical therapy) three or four times a week,” Marty Frankamp said. “Then this week he went to PT one time and they won’t see him again for 10 days.”
The rest was initially nice for Conner Frankamp, but his father said it got old.
“That only lasted a couple days,” Marty Frankamp said with a laugh. “Once he realized he couldn’t do much, he got antsy pretty quick. He’s so used to playing and shooting every day.”
Conner Frankamp led the under-17 U.S. team to the gold medal in Lithuania last month.
Frankamp played in the MAYB national tournament last weekend. Marty Frankamp said his son’s doctor, Brad Bruner, watched him closely throughout the tournament. Bruner’s son, Dallas, also played on the team.