Campus Corner

KU recruit suffers concussion during high school tournament game

Updated: 2013-01-19T16:49:01Z


The Wichita Eagle

— Wichita North senior and KU basketball recruit Conner Frankamp suffered a concussion Friday night in the Dodge City Tournament of Champions semifinals.

Frankamp looked to finish a fastbreak, started by his steal, with a dunk. As he elevated at the rim, though, he was fouled by Scott City’s Austin Habiger. Frankamp tried to finish, but he was off balance, the ball hit the rim and he fell face first to the court.

The game was delayed for about 10 minutes as an athletic trainer tried to stop the bleeding from a cut on his left temple. Frankamp was wheeled off the court in an office chair and didn’t return, missing the final 18 minutes, 21 seconds of North’s 67-63 overtime win.

After the game, Frankamp went to Western Plains Medical Center to get stitches. He was diagnosed with a concussion and will not play in Saturday’s title game against Shawnee Mission South.

“I thought he was going to get right up,” said his dad, Marty Frankamp, also a North assistant. “Then he realized he was bleeding pretty good. He was just really scared. He was a little bit dizzy.”

Scott City coach Glenn O’Neil said Frankamp stepped on Habiger’s foot, noting a tear on the top of Habiger’s shoe.

“It’s terribly unfortunate,” O’Neil said. “We came down here to play against him, not to see an injury. … For a great player, you never want to see that happen.”

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