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Luke Kennard
Player Profile:
Luke Kennard 2292451
Position: Guard
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 202
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Franklin, Ohio
High School: Franklin
Career Stats

Career
• Has played in 36 games, making 11 starts and averaging 11.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists
• Has played in three NCAA Tournament games, averaging 10.3 points and 7.3 rebounds
• A dynamic offensive player who can score from all three levels
• Turned in one of the best freshman seasons from the free throw line in Duke history, converting at a rate of 88.9 percent

2015-16
• Played in all 36 games and made 11 starts
• Averaged 11.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists for the year; posted averages of 12.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists in ACC play
• Led Duke with an .889 free throw percentage, tied for the third-best in program history by a freshman
• For the season, ranked seventh among ACC freshmen in scoring (11.8)
• Averaged 10.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals in Duke’s three NCAA Tournament games
• Led Duke in scoring four times, assists four times and rebounds twice; had one double-double on the year
• Tallied double-figure points 21 times, including seven games with 20-plus points and one 30-point performance
• Had three 20-point games off the bench, the most ever by a Duke freshman
• Made 55 three-pointers to rank seventh on Duke’s freshman chart and tied Duke’s freshman record for threes in a game with six against NC State (2/6)
• Scored 22 points on 7-of-9 shooting, including a 4-of-5 mark from outside the arc, in a home win over Utah State (11/29)
• Scored 24 points on the strength of a 12-of-13 performance at the free throw line and had eight rebounds against Utah at Madison Square Garden (12/19)
• Shot 7-of-11 from the floor and 9-of-9 from the stripe to finish with 23 points, five rebounds and three assists in a win at Wake Forest (1/6)
• Scored a career-high 30 points on 10-of-15 shooting, going 4-of-6 from long distance, and added eight rebounds against Notre Dame at Cameron Indoor Stadium (1/16)
• Named ACC Rookie of the Week after tying the Duke freshman record with six three-pointers in a game as part of a 26-point afternoon in a home win over NC State (2/6)
• Netted 15 points and knocked down the go-ahead three-pointer with less than two minutes to play in Duke’s win at No. 5 North Carolina (2/17)
• Made 10-of-19 shots to finish with 22 points in Duke’s win over NC State in the second round of the ACC Tournament (3/9)
• Recorded his first career double-double with 13 points and a game-high 11 rebounds against Oregon in the Sweet 16 (3/24)

USA Basketball
• Scored a team-high 22 points for the United States Junior National Select Team at the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit
• Averaged 13.8 points and 3.2 rebounds per game to help the U.S. win gold at the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship
• Shot .548 from the floor, .517 from beyond the arc and .800 from the free throw line during the five-game run to the gold medal
• Scored a tournament-high 30 points in the United States’ opening-round win over Uruguay

High School
• Ranked as the No. 22 overall recruit in the 2015 high school class by Scout, as well as No. 24 by ESPN and No. 25 Rivals
• The 2015 Parade National Player of the Year, becoming the fifth Duke signee to claim the award
• A 2015 McDonald’s All-American
• Won the Powerade Jam Fest three-point shooting contest, becoming the ninth Blue Devil to win the competition
• Named the Gatorade Ohio Player of the Year and Ohio Basketball in both 2014 and 2015
• Finished his career ranked second in Ohio boys basketball history with 2,997 points
• Guided Franklin to a 26-2 record as a senior in 2015 with averages of 38.1 points, 9.7 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 2.2 steals
• Scored 50 or more points on five occasions during his senior season
• Averaged 41.0 points, 10.4 rebounds and 4.0 assists as a junior to earn MaxPreps Junior All-America honors
• Scored a school-record 59 points in a win over Monroe as a junior
• Named first-team all-state and second-team MaxPreps Sophomore All-America after averaging 27.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 2013
• Earned honorable mention all-state honors as a freshman, averaging 16.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists
• Lettered three years at quarterback for Franklin’s football team
• Named Ohio Division II Offensive Player of the Year in 2013 after throwing for 2,331 yards and 26 touchdowns; also ran for 214 yards and four touchdowns

Personal
• Born Luke Douglas Kennard on June 24, 1996, in Middletown, Ohio
• Son of Mark and Jennifer Kennard
• Has an older sister, Lauren
• Member of the National Honor Society and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes

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