2. Frank Kaminsky (2015)
A two-time First-Team All-Big 10 selection and Consensus First-Team All-American in 2015, center Frank Kaminsky was the foundational player for a University of Wisconsin team that advanced all the way to the final game of the 2015 NCAA Tournament, which they eventually lost to Duke University.
“Frank The Tank” led the nation in Player Efficiency Rating (PER) that year, averaging 18.8 points and 8.2 rebounds per game, despite playing for one of the slowest-paced offenses in the entire nation.
At season’s end, Kaminsky was named the Naismith College Player of the year, and the University of Wisconsin’s Male Athlete of the Year (a praiseworthy distinction at a football-crazy school).