It's Frank Kaminsky Day in Lisle, Illinois Thursday, April 16. Here's why.

Basketball player Frank Kaminsky of the Wisconsin Badgers will have his high-school jersey number retired Thursday in Lisle, Illinois.

According to WKOW Madison, the 7-foot Wisconsin center will be honored at Benet Academy, where he played from 2007 to 2011. The mayor of Lisle, Illinois has declared April 16 "Frank Kaminsky Day."

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Kaminsky led the Badgers to the NCAA finals before losing to Duke. But Wisconsin beat previously undefeated and overall No. 1 seed Kentucky in dramatic fashion prior to the Championship round.

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Last week Kaminsky won the John R. Wooden Award as college basketball's top men's player. Overall, not a bad week for the University of Wisconsin student.