Wisconsin drapes ’44’ towels on Kohl Center seats for Frank Kaminsky jersey retirement

On Thursday night, Wisconsin will raise a banner bearing Frank Kaminsky’s No. 44 to the Kohl Center rafters, cementing his legacy as one of the all-time great Badgers basketball players.

Fans in attendance will get to take home more than the memory of the night. They’ll be getting white towels emblazoned with ’44’ in red lettering.

Kaminsky was selected ninth overall in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets after a four-year Wisconsin career that built to a crescendo. A sparingly used bench player his freshman and sophomore years, Kaminsky averaged 18.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks as a senior in 2014-’15. In leading Wisconsin to its second straight Final Four and first NCAA championship game in 74 years, Kaminsky was voted unanimous men’s National College Player of the Year.

The 7-foot Kaminsky has emerged as a solid NBA contributor. He’s played three seasons with Charlotte, and this season is averaging 10.5 points and 3.6 rebounds mostly coming off the bench.

He’ll be honored in style Thursday night. Take a look at what he’ll be wearing:

Proud Wisconsin fans will be cheering him on, probably waving the white towels matching the rising banner.

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