Luke Douglas Kennard is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Kennard played his high school basketball for Franklin High School in Franklin, Ohio near Dayton. He was named the Ohio Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year as junior and senior and was also named the Parade National Player of the Year in his final year.
Kennard finished his high school career with the second most points in Ohio history and was considered one of the most sought recruits in the nation. After graduating from high school, Kennard decided to attend Duke University to play his college basketball. In his freshman year, Kennard averaged 11.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.
In his sophomore year, Kennard led the team both from the three-point range with 43.8% and free throw line at 85.6% while averaging 19.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game. At the conclusion of his sophomore year, he was named first-team All-ACC. Kennard decided to skip the remaining two years of his college and enter the 2017 NBA Draft.
Kennard was drafted as the 12th overall pick by the Detroit Pistons. Kennard recorded his first career double-double in 2018 with 10 points and 10 rebounds. He also recorded a career-high 23 points. In the 2018 off-season, the Pistons announced that Kennard would miss the 2018 NBA Summer League as he was suffering from a left knee sprain.