Luke Kendall

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Luke Kendall
Personal information
Born (1981-05-25) 25 May 1981 (age 35)
Melbourne, Victoria
Nationality Australian
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
College Metro State (2000–2004)
NBA draft 2004 / Undrafted
Playing career 2004–present
Position Guard
Career history
2004–2008 Sydney Kings
2008 Perth Wildcats
2009–2010 Melbourne Tigers
2010 Sydney Kings
2011 Gold Coast Blaze
Career highlights and awards
  • NBL champion (2005)

Luke Kendall (born 25 May 1981) is an Australian professional basketball player.

Professional career[edit]

A 6'4" (193 cm) guard, Kendall made his NBL debut for the Sydney Kings during the 2004–05 NBL season. He played 12 games for the Brian Goorjian coached Kings in his first season and as a member of the squad he won the NBL championship that year as the Kings defeated the Wollongong Hawks three games to nil in a lop sided series.

Kendall would play three more seasons in Sydney, totaling 123 games and averaging 11.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game.

After the Kings had their licence revoked by the NBL due to financial troubles following the 2007–08 NBL season, Kendall signed to play with the Perth Wildcats for 2008–09.[1] However, after just 12 games for the Wildcats, he moved to the Melbourne Tigers in January 2009 for the remainder of the 2008–09 season.

Kendall re-signed with the Melbourne Tigers for the 2009–10 NBL season.

Luke Kendall was on the move again following the season with the Tigers when he signed again to play for the Sydney Kings but only played in one game before being released. He then signed with the Gold Coast Blaze in February 2011. In another injury riddled season, Kendall played in just 8 games for the Blaze where he averaged a career low 1.9 points and 1.1 assists per game.

At the close of the 2010–11 season which saw the Blaze miss the playoffs with a 13-15 win-loss record, Luke Kendall had played 173 NBL games averaging 10.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game.[2]

International career[edit]

Kendall was a member of the Australian Boomers team that finished 13th at the 2006 FIBA World Championship held in Japan. He was also a member of the Boomers when they won the gold medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in his hometown of Melbourne by defeating the New Zealand Tall Blacks 81-76 in the final to remain unbeaten in the tournament.[3]


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