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Luke Kennard leaving Duke for the NBA

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Luke Kennard has thrown his name into the NBA draft and he plans to hire an agent, thus officially ending his career at Duke.

The former UK fan had an outstanding sophomore season with the Blue Devils, in which he earned consensus second-team All-American honors, and that was enough to boost his stock to leave for the league.

Let’s celebrate Kennard’s career by reminiscing on his last moment in college basketball in the final minutes of Duke’s second-round loss to South Carolina:

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

11 Comments for Luke Kennard leaving Duke for the NBA



  1. JusSayin
    4:18 pm April 6, 2017 Permalink

    If Luke Kennard was Eastern European he would be a top 10 pick.



  2. Catcasey1
    4:28 pm April 6, 2017 Permalink

    How can u be a uk fan and go to dUke????



  3. Not Dan Issel
    4:33 pm April 6, 2017 Permalink

    Because at Duke he got to play 38 minutes a game, shoot as much as he wanted, and didn’t have to worry about playing defense. He wouldn’t have even started at UK.



  4. BlueGrass
    4:37 pm April 6, 2017 Permalink

    Hurts Duke for next year and one more player Bam will have to contend with in the draft…good news all around.



  5. the ghost of Bill Hicks
    4:44 pm April 6, 2017 Permalink

    All the white guards at Dook make funny faces.



    • Luether
      5:31 pm April 6, 2017 Permalink

      All the black guards at Dook make funny faces.



  6. 2Dogs
    5:10 pm April 6, 2017 Permalink

    Are there any pictures of Drew when UK lost to North Carolina? Let’s mock a kid that wanted to come to UK. It’s all in good fun, right?



    • UKJon in Knoxville
      5:13 pm April 6, 2017 Permalink

      Wanted to come to UK? He was offered and sided coach krybaby. Not a fan!



  7. az1006
    5:54 pm April 6, 2017 Permalink

    If he had signed with UK, we wouldn’t have gotten Jamal Murray. Kennard was the better player of the two THIS season, but last year, it was not even a contest. I would take the one year of Murray and the one year of Monk over two years of Kennard all day, every day.



  8. runningunnin.454
    8:01 pm April 6, 2017 Permalink

    So, a two-and-done….that’s so much better.
    I would think he would want to atone for his team’s 2nd round exit in the tourney.