By Joanna Chadwick
North senior Conner Frankamp is doing just what City League basketball fans have seen him do time and time again — score.
Frankamp, who is playing for USA Basketball for the second straight summer, leads the U17 team with 14.0 points per game after three games. Putting that in perspective, Jabari Parker, who won the national Gatorade Player of the Year award after his junior season, is averaging 13.7 points.
Frankamp, who scored 18 points in a win over Egypt on Sunday, is shooting 65.5 percent from the field and 66.7 percent from three-point range. He also has 10 rebounds, nine assists and eight steals. His 14.0 points per game is tied for 10th in the international U17 tournament.
Frankamp, a Kansas commit, is one of the most exciting players in City League history. No matter what defenses teams throw at him, he adjusts and still manages to score — even though he’s usually been the only scoring option.
What’s so thrilling to see is that he’s doing it on an international level.