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Badgers' system ideal for Kaminsky

Updated: June 12, 2010, 11:30 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

Wisconsin men's basketball team is becoming less and less Wisconsin and more and more Illinois.

After having already signed two Class of 2010 Illinois recruits and having another 2011 one committed, Badgers coach Bo Ryan struck again Saturday when Benet 6-foot-10 center Frank Kaminsky committed to Wisconsin.

Kamisnky, a 2011 recruit, chose the Badgers over interest from Boston College, Bradley, DePaul, Indiana, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Stanford.

"Wisconsin gets a 6-10 player that can play inside-out, that is highly skilled and is still growing," said Kaminsky's AAU coach Mike Mullins of the Illinois Wolves. "He comes from a great basketball family. The kid's a gym rat. He can pass, dribble and shoot. Frank should be a top-150 player in the country by the end of July.

"[Wisconsin assistant coach] Howard Moore did a great job recruiting him. He's a great coach and very personable and very willing to have dialogues when players are young and get in on them. A lot of guys are recruiting after the fact; coach Moore is always planting the seeds."

Scott Powers covers high school and college sports for ESPNChicago.com and can be reached at preps@espnchicago.com.

Scott Powers is a general reporter for ESPNChicago.com. He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.

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