Luke Kennard

Team Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Clippers
Position Shooting Guard
Born Jun 24, 1996
Nationality United States United States
Team History
Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Clippers 2020 - present
Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 2017 - 2020

Luke Douglas Kennard is a professional basketball player of the National Basketball Association playing as a shooting guard of the Los Angeles Clippers. The 6-foot-5-inch Kennard played amateur basketball during his high school and collegiate years.

Kennard was part of the basketball and football teams of Franklin High School. During his senior year at Franklin, he was recognized as the National Player of the Year by Parade. In addition, he was also named as the Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year of the entire Ohio state during his junior and senior years. With his excellent athleticism and skill in basketball during his high school years, he was selected in the McDonald’s All-American and was recruited by several collegiate universities. Despite loads of choices for his collegiate basketball career, Kennard committed to Duke University as early as his junior year.

At Duke University, Kennard averaged 1.5 assists, 3.6 rebounds, and 11.8 points per game during his freshman year. This record improved during his sophomore year averaging 2.5 assists, 5.1 rebounds, and 19.5 points per game. This improvement earned him a spot in the second-team All-American and the All-ACC. By the end of his sophomore basketball season, Kennard declared his intentions in joining the 2017 NBA Draft, thus forgoing his final two years of college education.

It was the Detroit Pistons that made Kennard the 12th overall pick during the 2017 NBA draft. He finally made his professional career debut on October 20, 2017, when the Pistons played against the Washington Wizards. During this game, Kennard earned 2 steals and 11 points in under 20 minutes. He played with the Pistons until 2020 before he was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers on November 19, 2020.

Career Highlights

  • 2014 and 2015 Ohio Mr. Basketball
  • 2014 Gold Medal FIBA Americas Under 18 Championship
  • 2015 First-Team Parade All-American
  • 2017 MVP of the ACC Tournament
  • 207 First-Team All-ACC
  • 2017 Consensus Second-Team All-American

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