WICHITA, Kan.—It was a busy weekend for Wichita North’s Conner Frankamp. The University of Kansas commit has spent the weekend in Lithuania playing for the FIBA U17 National Team with players from all across the nation.
The squad started its international tournament Friday with a contest against Australia. Before this weekend, the team spent four days at the Canary Islands and then participated in the Spain U17 International Invitational.
Team USA dismantled the Australians 89-67. Frankamp dropped 13 points, led the team with five assists and tacked on two steals in the win. Saturday, the Americans again dominated, except this time it was over Czech Republic by a score of 95-57.
Frankamp was second on the team in points for the game with 11, dished out three assists and recorded a team-high four steals. Sunday he scored a game-high 18 points in a 111-73 drubbing of the Egyptians. Teammate Jabari Parker of Chicago also scored 18 in the win.
The North star added an assist and two steals to his stat line in the game.
So far in the tournament, the Americans are undefeated and still have two more opponents in the preliminary round before the medal round begins. The squad has today off and will resume play Tuesday against France and will play again on Independence Day against China.
The top four teams from each of the two separate groups will play for a medal. The medal round will begin Friday.
This is Frankamp’s second straight summer playing for the U17 national team. In 2011, he averaged 8.6 per game and 3.6 assists per game. This summer overseas, he is currently averaging 14 points per game, 2 assists per game and 2.7 steals per game.
The international tournament will conclude with the gold medal game Sunday, July 8 at 12:30 p.m. CST.