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Luke Kennard
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Team: Duke Blue DevilsHeight: 6-6 Born: 6/24/1996
Class-Eligibility: So-SoWeight: 202 Hometown: Franklin, OH


Scouting Report

Folks tend to notice you when you pass LeBron James on a list of achievements. That's just what Kennard did as he eclipsed the Cavs superstar and ultimately wound up as the second-most prolific scorer in Ohio high school history. Two seasons at Duke later, Kennard probably isn't quite a lottery pick, but in a deep draft he should go sometime in the latter half of the first round. Kennard has an excellent feel for the game and a high basketball IQ, but the biggest reason for his upside is shooting ability. That didn't seem like it would be the case after his first year in Durham, when he shot just 42.1 percent overall and 32 percent from behind the 3-point line. With one offseason of work, he bumped those up to 48.9 percent and 43.8 percent, respectively, and all of a sudden he's arguably the best shooter in the draft. Kennard isn't just someone who's going to catch and shoot at the next level, though. His footwork allows him to pull up on the move, and he's very adept at coming off screens and getting his shot off quickly. Besides his improved shooting, he developed a much better handle from the end of his freshman season to his time as a sophomore. What Kennard is not is a great finisher at the rim, something he'll need to improve if he's ever going to be a true top-three player on a championship contender. An even bigger concern is his defensive ability, as he simply lacks the lateral movement to keep better athletes in front of him. That being said, even if he only makes marginal improvement as a defender, Kennard is going to stick around the league for a long time thanks to his shooting prowess.

Career Stats

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
15-16 Duke 36 11 26.7 11.8 3.6 1.5 0.9 0.2 0.8 1.9 .421 .320 .889
16-17 Duke 37 36 35.5 19.5 5.1 2.5 0.8 0.4 1.6 2.2 .489 .438 .856
Career 73 47 31.2 15.7 4.3 2.0 0.9 0.3 1.2 2.1 .461 .383 .867

Totals Team G GS Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR REB A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
15-16 Duke 36 11 961 141 335 55 172 88 99 35 129 54 34 6 28 69 425
16-17 Duke 37 36 1314 237 485 88 201 160 187 43 188 91 31 13 59 83 722
Career 73 47 2275 378 820 143 373 248 286 78 317 145 65 19 87 152 1147

Game Logs

Date Opp Result Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR REB A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
11/11 Marist W 94-49 29 7 14 2 5 0 0 1 9 2 0 0 0 3 16
11/12 GraCan W 96-61 36 5 7 2 3 2 4 0 5 6 2 0 4 2 14
11/15 @Kansas L 75-77 35 7 10 2 4 6 6 0 5 5 0 1 3 3 22
11/19 PSU W 78-68 40 5 16 3 8 2 2 1 4 3 1 0 2 1 15
11/20 @URI W 75-65 40 8 11 4 5 4 4 2 7 2 0 0 1 4 24
11/23 W&M W 88-67 35 5 13 1 5 0 0 4 8 6 2 0 2 3 11
11/26 App W 93-58 30 4 15 1 8 9 10 2 9 3 0 1 0 0 18
11/29 MSU W 78-69 40 8 18 1 7 3 5 1 6 0 1 1 2 0 20
12/3 Maine W 94-55 34 11 16 4 9 9 9 0 8 2 2 1 0 1 35
12/6 Fla W 84-74 38 11 16 5 7 2 2 1 1 3 2 0 3 3 29
12/10 @UNLV W 94-45 34 6 12 2 5 2 2 1 5 4 3 0 0 0 16
12/19 TennSt W 65-55 39 7 10 3 5 7 8 0 3 1 0 0 4 2 24
12/21 @Elon W 72-61 36 7 17 2 4 5 6 2 7 0 1 1 0 3 21
12/31 @VaTech L 75-89 38 11 19 3 6 9 11 3 7 1 1 0 2 2 34
1/4 GaTech W 110-57 26 6 7 4 5 0 0 1 5 1 0 0 1 1 16
1/7 BC W 93-82 28 2 6 1 2 4 5 1 4 1 1 1 0 3 9
1/10 @FlaSt L 72-88 40 8 15 2 6 5 6 2 3 2 1 0 2 1 23
1/14 @Lou L 69-78 39 6 10 1 3 4 4 0 4 3 0 0 3 2 17
1/21 Mia-Fl W 70-58 29 3 8 1 3 4 4 1 5 1 0 1 1 3 11
1/23 NCSU L 82-84 27 5 9 2 5 8 10 1 5 4 2 0 2 5 20
1/28 @Wake W 85-83 33 11 14 6 6 6 10 0 4 4 0 0 3 2 34
1/30 @ND W 84-74 32 5 11 1 2 5 5 1 4 2 0 0 1 5 16
2/4 Pitt W 72-64 40 4 12 2 7 0 0 0 2 3 2 0 1 3 10
2/9 UNC W 86-78 36 8 15 2 5 2 2 0 4 3 0 0 2 3 20
2/11 Clem W 64-62 36 7 16 4 8 7 9 0 4 1 1 0 1 3 25
2/15 @UVa W 65-55 40 3 10 1 3 9 10 0 7 3 0 0 2 0 16
2/18 Wake W 99-94 37 9 15 3 7 2 2 2 4 3 0 0 1 3 23
2/22 @Syr L 75-78 37 8 19 5 9 2 3 4 7 5 0 1 0 4 23
2/25 @Mia-Fl L 50-55 40 6 20 2 6 2 3 1 6 1 2 1 3 1 16
2/28 FlaSt W 75-70 40 5 13 2 5 5 6 3 6 2 0 0 3 3 17
3/4 @UNC L 83-90 39 9 17 2 6 8 9 2 5 1 1 1 0 0 28
3/8 Clem W 79-72 39 9 20 2 8 0 0 1 5 2 1 0 1 2 20
3/9 @Lou W 81-77 38 7 16 3 8 7 9 2 10 3 0 1 2 2 24
3/10 @UNC W 93-83 39 4 7 2 2 10 10 0 3 1 3 2 4 2 20
3/11 @ND W 75-69 38 6 13 2 5 2 3 0 3 3 0 0 1 1 16
3/17 Troy W 87-65 29 3 12 2 5 0 0 3 3 2 0 0 1 2 8
3/19 SC L 81-88 28 1 6 1 4 8 8 0 1 2 2 0 1 5 11
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