Luke Kennard has decided to make an Official Visit to Duke March 8th, for Duke's rematch against UNC. He is the third player who has announced he will be taking an Official Visit for the game, joining Myles Turner and Chase Jeter. Luke told me he chose this date because, "Duke asked me to go down and my family thought it would be a good time." Duke is on his current list of seven schools, Duke, Ohio State, Kentucky, UNC, Louisville, Michigan and Florida, and are now one of the five schools that will get an Official Visit. Duke will have a lot of competition to land this talented guard but this visit could help greatly in their efforts.
When I interviewed Luke Kennard back in January, he had many great things to say about the Duke program. About his offer from Duke, Luke told me "I got some other big offers but I honestly couldn't sleep much that night!" He also had great things to say about Duke, "Well first off, the coaches are unbelievable! Some of the best in the country. I really like the academic part. It's really top notch. I like the campus a lot. I haven't been on a visit but I've walked around the campus!" He also believes he is a good fit with Duke, "Coach K talked to me about playing different positions. Mainly to handle the ball, score and just be a play maker." The rest of the interview can be seen here!
Luke Kennard just finished a sensational high school season, averaging 40 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists per game and leading Franklin High School to a 20-4 record. I was able to talk to Luke's high school coach Brian Bales, who told me, "Luke is a "can't miss" recruit. He is a winner in the classroom, on the court and in the game of life. He will make any university and basketball program proud! He has been a once in a life time player to coach. I've been blessed to coach him." Whichever program gets Kennard, they will get a great player, person, and winner.
Luke Kennard has told me he hopes to announce his college decision before his senior year. Duke has a great chance to be the team that Luke decides to attend. Regardless of his final decision, Luke will make a big mark on the college he chooses and will be a player I will be rooting for.