Do you have an odd (or maybe not so odd) obsession with Frank Kaminsky? Do you just really want to live the life of a modern American cult hero? Or maybe you'd just like to find a way to compensate the Kaminsky family for providing Madison with the centerpiece of a national championship run?
Then just buy his house, please.
The Naperville, Ill., home in suburban Chicago has been on the market for about a year, without any luck. Now, since the ol' NCAA isn't around to stand in the way of open commerce, the realtor is using Kaminsky's fame to help sell the house. From the Naperville Sun:
Built in 2008 by the Kaminsky family in a Woodridge subdivision close to Benet, the 4,495 square-foot home at 3328 Noble Drive listed for $674,444 includes four bathrooms and five bedrooms with iPod-ready speakers in all of the bedrooms. Kaminsky's room in particular is decked out in Wisconsin-themed bedding – with a XXL comforter – and Badger wall decals as well as a framed and autographed poster of the 2010 Sectional Champion Benet Academy basketball team.
An unfinished walkout basement has plenty of head room for would-be basketball centers with its 10-foot high ceilings, and the first floor features a sun room, butler pantry and a morning room.
Sounds like a pretty nice place. But, wait, Frank Kaminsky didn't have what growing up?
The one item the property is missing for anyone on a mission to live the life of a basketball phenom is a permanent basketball hoop.
Listing agent Jim Hubeny said the house has been on the market for about a year and the Kaminsky family is hoping the extra publicity from Frank's exploits will generate more interest in the property.
The key to having your child blossom into a future NBA first-round pick and nearly win a national title? Don't let them play basketball at home.
Oh, and yeah, hope he grows up to be 7 feet tall. That'll help, too.