Kennard having excellent sophomore season
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Kennard having excellent sophomore season

Sophomore Luke Kennard showed why he is one of the best in his class during the Flyin to the Hoop event.

In the state of Ohio, Luke Kennard is someone who has had an excellent sophomore season. The Franklin High School standout was very impressive at the Flyin to the Hoop tournament, and continues to pull in some major college scholarship offers.

At Flyin to the Hoop Kennard matched up with five-star forward Justin Jackson and more than held his own. It was a good showing for Kennard, and a matchup that he really looked forward to.

"I enjoy playing against good competition, it's fun," said Kennard. "I do it (during AAU season) and it was real nice to play against him. He's a good player. He can do pretty much anything, it's hard to stop him."

Recruiting wise things have been busy for Kennard who is hearing from more and more schools.

"I've had communication with Ohio State, Michigan, Indiana, West Virginia, Dayton, Xavier, Cincinnati, North Carolina, Kentucky, Clemson, Butler, Minnesota, Notre Dame, there's a lot of schools," he said.

One of the schools that has been on him the hardest is Ohio State. The in-state Buckeyes offered him early on, and Kennard has reciprocated the interest.

"They offered me last year when I was a freshman," he explained. "Their coaches are amazing and their facilities are amazing, the tradition is great. I love going up there to watch games."

Kennard continued about Ohio State, "I went to the Kansas game and recently Michigan," he said. "It was very exciting. They pretty much (sell out) every game and sitting behind the bench and watching the coaches and players interact with other, it's fun to be around."

Also heavily in the mix for Kennard is Michigan. The Wolverines will offer Kennard on June 15. Until then Kennard knows that he just has to be patient and continue to build on an already strong relationship with their coaching staff.

"My interest in Michigan is very high right now," he said. "I like their coaching staff. They just built this new player development center and it's very nice. I went to summer camp up there and we had a good time there."

Also the Indiana Hoosiers have been a constant presence in Kennard's recruitment, and he is fond of the program.

"I went there this past summer," he said. "The coaches were great and the facilities were amazing. I haven't been able to go to a game yet but I'm hoping that I can soon."

For now Kennard is in no hurry to make any kind of decision and intends to play out the recruiting process to see which situation is best for him.