25 May 1981 |
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||198 lb (90 kg)|
|College||Metro State (2000–2004)|
|NBA draft||2004 / Undrafted|
|2011||Gold Coast Blaze|
|Career highlights and awards|
Luke Kendall (born 25 May 1981) is an Australian professional basketball player.
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. 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.
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.
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.
- Profile at Eurobasket.com