Luke Kennard has been on Kentucky’s radar for a while now, but his impressive play at the Peach Jam this weekend was all that Cal needed to see to extend a scholarship offer. Last night, Kennard picked up an offer from the Cats, along with Michigan State and Duke. The 6’5″ shooting guard from Ohio is considered the 21st best player in the 2015 class, and has been in frequent contact with Cal and the coaching staff, who liked what they saw from him at the Peach Jam. He’s Kentucky’s sixth offer in the 2015 class.
Kennard is from Franklin, Ohio, just north of Cincinnati, and grew up loving the Cats. How do I know that’s not just a line? He says Tayshaun Prince was his favorite college player, and his father played basketball at Georgetown College. Yesterday, Andrew Cassady summarized Kennard’s history with Kentucky, which is now considered one of the favorites for his services. Oh yeah…he also plays football. Kennard’s father told the Courier-Journal’s Steve Jones that his son is “keeping his options open” about playing both sports, and may be taking a football recruiting visit to Louisville (!) at some point.
Don’t go to the dark side, Luke.
Watch him work: