Buffaloes fans left sour from a disappointing football season are excited to finally be gearing up for the beginning of the 2014-15 basketball season this Friday. Today, good news came early as the Denver Post reported that the Buffs will be receiving a visit from Kansas transfer and former four-star recruit Conner Frankamp, a 6-foot, 165 lbs shooting guard.
Frankamp could be available in December of 2015 if he transfers before the spring. The Buffs have already accepted a transfer from Providence guard Josh Fortune who is sitting out this season before being eligible next year.
From the Post:
A sophomore in eligibility, Frankamp (6-foot, 165 pounds) was a four-star recruit coming out of Wichita (Kan.) North. Rivals.com ranked Frankamp as the nation's No. 34 overall prospect for the class of 2013 that included notable KU signees Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embid.
"This was disappointing to us," Kansas coach Bill Self said of Frankamp's announcement that he will transfer. "Conner is a fine young man, a very good basketball player, and he was certainly part of what we envisioned, not only for the future but also as an impact guy (this season)."
Known as a sharpshooter from long range, Frankamp played sparingly last season as a freshman at Kansas, averaging 2.2 points per game. He did average 11 points during the NCAA Tournament, going 7-for-14 from 3-point range.
"I've been thinking about (transferring) for a while," Frankamp told reporters last month. "I love KU and I love the Jayhawks ... but I just don't feel like it's the right fit for me. I want to be at a place where I can play a bigger role."