“Luke’s skill set is such a perfect fit for the way the NBA game has evolved and we’re all excited to see him flourish at the next level,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said when he made his decision to go pro. “He is a wonderful person who will immediately be an asset to an NBA team.”
For his career, Kennard averaged 15.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 31.2 minutes. He was a career .461 shooter from the floor and .383 from three-point range. Kennard’s .867 career free throw percentage is the second-best in Duke history (min. 200 FTs made).
He scored at least 20 points in 35.6 percent (26-of-73) of his games in a Duke uniform.
Kennard is currently projected as the No. 11 pick in the June 22nd NBA Draft to the Charlotte Hornets via DraftExpress.com. The Knicks are projected to pick Kentucky shooting guard Malik Monk at No. 8, with Monk expected to work out on Tuesday.
Duke’s Luke Kennard putting on a shooting clinic in a gym full of NBA GMs and decision makers pic.twitter.com/DuqmdrIBm6— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 3, 2017