Luke Kennard (basketball)

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Luke Kennard
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No. 5 – Detroit Pistons
Position Shooting guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1996-06-24) June 24, 1996 (age 22)
Middletown, Ohio
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Franklin (Franklin, Ohio)
College Duke (2015–2017)
NBA draft 2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career 2017–present
Career history
2017–present Detroit Pistons
2017Grand Rapids Drive
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Luke Douglas Kennard (born June 24, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils.

High school career[edit]

Kennard attended Franklin High School in Franklin, Ohio near Dayton. As a senior, he was named the Parade National Player of the Year. He was named the Ohio Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year as junior and senior. Finishing high school, Kennard was one of the most sought recruits in the nation.[1][2] He finished his career with the second most points in Ohio history.[3] Kennard committed to Duke University to play college basketball.[4][5]

College career[edit]

As a freshman at Duke, Kennard averaged 11.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.[6][7] During his sophomore year, Luke averaged 19.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game. He led the team both from the three point range with 43.8% and free throw line at 85.6%. As a sophomore, he was named first team All-ACC.[8] At the conclusion of his sophomore season, Kennard announced that he would forgo his final two years of collegiate eligibility and enter the 2017 NBA draft.[9]

Professional career[edit]

Detroit Pistons (2017–present)[edit]

On June 22, 2017, Kennard was drafted 12th overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2017 NBA draft.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Detroit 73 9 20.0 .443 .415 .855 2.4 1.7 .6 .2 7.6
Career 73 9 20.0 .443 .415 .855 2.4 1.7 .6 .2 7.6

NBA G League[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Grand Rapids 1 1 39.6 .538 .500 .909 4.0 3.0 4.0 .0 26.0
Career 1 1 39.6 .538 .500 .909 4.0 3.0 4.0 .0 26.0

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Duke 36 11 26.7 .421 .320 .889 3.6 1.5 .9 .2 11.8
2016–17 Duke 37 36 35.5 .489 .438 .856 5.1 2.5 .8 .4 19.5
Career 73 47 31.2 .461 .383 .867 4.3 2.0 .9 .3 15.7

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