Luke Kornet is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He plays for the Boston Celtics but has also played for the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Milwaukee Bucks. Kornet has also played in the NBA G-League for teams such as the Westchester Knicks and the Maine Celtics.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Luke Francis Kornet was born on July 15, 1995, in Lexington, Kentucky. He stands 218 cm tall and is listed as weighing 113 kg. He is a center and a power forward and he shoots with his right hand.

His father is Francis Kornet, a former NBA player, and his mother, Tracy Kornet, is a TV news anchor. In addition to playing basketball, he also enjoys playing golf

Team Boston Celtics Boston Celtics
Position Center
Height / weight 2.18 m / 113 kg
Born Jul 15, 1995
Nationality United States United States
Nickname The Green Kornet
Team History
Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 2022 - present
Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 2021 - present
Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 2022
Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 2019 - 2021
Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 2021
New York Knicks New York Knicks 2017 - 2019

High School and College Career

He attended Liberty Christian High School. Later, he attended and played college basketball for Vanderbilt University where his father also played. He stayed with the school from 2013 to 2017. While in college, he was named to the First-team All-SEC.

Professional Career

He declared for the NBA in 2017 but went undrafted. He later joined the New York Knicks for the summer league. They also assigned him to play for the Westchester Knicks. In July 2019, he signed to play for the Chicago Bulls. He played with that team from 2019 to 2021.

In 2021, the Bulls traded him to the Boston Celtics. He was back in the G League when the team had him play for the Maine Celtics. In 2021 and 2022, he signed 10-day contracts with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Milwaukee Bucks. Also in 2022, he played for the Main Celtics again. In February of the same year, he re-signed with Boston.

Career Highlights

  • 2018 - Third-team All-NBA G League
  • 2017 - First-team All-SEC
  • 2016, 2017 - SEC All-Defensive Team

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