Luke Kennard is Franklin's humble superstar
FRANKLIN -- Franklin junior Luke Kennard made headlines this summer when he picked up offers from pretty much every major college program in the country. He's averaging 40 points per game this season but you'd never know from talking to him.
Kennard is humble and deflects most of the attention he gets to his team and teammates. The junior credits his parents and Franklin's head basketball coach Brian Bales for instilling those values in him.
And its not just people from across the Miami Valley that flock to Franklin's games to see Kennard, top college coaches like Ohio State's Thad Matta, Kentucky's John Calipari, North Carolina's Roy Williams and Duke's Mike Krzyzewski - just to name a few - have all visited Franklin just to see the junior play.
The Wildcats often say that every game they play is the other teams' 'Super Bowl' because of all of the hype surrounding Kennard.
Franklin's junior does well to strike a balance between doing too much and getting his teammates involved.
"Luke has confidence in his teammates," Bales said.
"Sometimes he gets 35 or 40 shots in a game, I've had people ask me if that's too many for him. And I say 'no it's not."
Bales says that if you look at Kennard's shooting average the junior should probably be shooting more and that often times what seems like a bad shot for the junior is actually better than a 'good shot' that one of his teammates could take.
At the end of his junior year Kennard plans on picking where he'll play basketball in college.
Wednesday, April 23 2014, 11:16 AM EDT
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