Over the course of three days and five practices, North junior Conner Frankamp scrimmaged with some of the nation's top basketball players at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
There were drills for point guards, drills for big men, competitive drills to showcase their skills.
Late Sunday night, Frankamp got the news that he was one of 12 players selected to play for the USA Basketball men's U16 national team. The team will compete in the FIBA Americas U16 championship in Cancun, Mexico, June 21-25.
"It means a lot to me to be able to represent my country," Frankamp said. "It's something I've dreamed about for a long time and to play against different types of competition."
But his first thought coming out of that meeting?
"I've got to call my mom and dad," he said.
Frankamp, an All-Metro selection who set the City League single-game scoring record (52) last season against Northwest, is a pure shooter with the ability to hit deep three-pointers or drive the lane.
When he plays, there's rarely any emotion visible.
But his dad, Marty, a North assistant, clearly heard Sunday night just how thrilled his son was to be selected.
"Maybe a bystander wouldn't think he's real excited, but I can tell the difference in his voice, I can hear the excitement," Marty Frankamp said."... He was noticeably excited, probably as excited as I've ever heard him, whether it was after winning a big game or having a good shooting game."
The Frankamps were concerned, though, when Conner didn't shoot as well as normal during a preliminary workout in Colorado Springs in October.
"We were glad he got called back," Marty Frankamp said.
Conner's showing was much better this time.
"I was so, so nervous, trying to make every single shot," he said of his showing in October. "I wasn't playing my game. This time I did a lot better."
Frankamp will practice through Friday at the Olympic Training Center, then the team will travel to Cancun for the tournament. He is scheduled to return to Wichita on June 26.
His dad and mom, Karen, will spend a few days with him in Colorado Springs before he heads to Cancun.
Wednesday could be a busy day for Frankamp because it's the first day college coaches can call basketball players who will graduate in 2013.
While Frankamp hasn't had any official college offers, his dad has talked to coaches, which he can do because he's one of his son's coaches.
Kansas, Oklahoma, Boston College, Nebraska, Creighton, Tennessee and Colorado have all shown strong interest, Marty Frankamp said. Kansas State and Wichita State have been in contact, as well.