Kennard discusses UK, IU & L'ville visits

Luke Kennard, a 2015 prospect out of Ohio, recently took a trio of high major visits. He recently talked to about his trips and discusses his most recent scholarship offers.

Luke Kennard may just be a sophomore-to-be, but that hasn't stopped him from taking college visits.

In fact, Kennard, a 6-foot-4, 170-pounder out of Franklin (Ohio) High, has recently visited three of the best programs in the Midwest – Kentucky, Indiana and Louisville.

His most recent trip was to Kentucky.

"It was good," he said. "The coaches were really nice. The entire facility that we went to was really nice. They actually showed us a map of what the new locker room at Rupp Arena was going to be. It was just unbelievable. I just loved it. I loved it a lot."

Kennard said John Calipari hasn't had the opportunity to see him play yet, but the plan is for him to evaluate him when coaches can be out in September. That evaluation period begins on September 9th.

"He actually hasn't seen me play yet," Kennard said. "But he's going to be down in September most likely to watch me workout. He tried to come down and see me in Orlando, but he was out recruiting seniors and didn't have much time to."

Prior to visiting Kentucky, Kennard took unofficial visits to Louisville and Indiana.

"It was really nice," he said of the trip to Indiana. "The facilities that they had are amazing. Academically we sat down with an academic advisor and they were straight on and it was all business. It was really neat and the coaches were amazing too."

"I would say the same thing [about Louisville]," Kennard said. "The coaches were really nice to me. They showed me around the place and it was like brand new. They showed me the dorms they stay at and it was just top-notch stuff."

Although Kennard doesn't have any other trips planned, he is hoping to head north to see Michigan State in the near future.

"I know that I'm most likely going to go to Michigan State," he added. "So we are working on that."

Kennard currently has scholarship offers from Dayton, Xavier, Ohio State, West Virginia, Miami and Indiana.

"Michigan is most likely going to [offer], but they want to wait until my sophomore year on June 15th," Kennard said. "Michigan State is way up there too, so is Louisville."

Playing with the King James Shooting Stars on the spring and summer circuit was a success for Kennard.

"I thought it went great," he said. "Our entire team played well. A lot of coaches got out to watch me. I think I proved a lot and I had fun too."

So what does Kennard bring to the table?

"I can create shots when I need to," Kennard said when asked to describe his game. "I can shoot the ball from almost anywhere on the court. I can get to the basket and I can pass pretty well. My defense is good. I can actually post people up if I need to go down there and there's a smaller guard on me."

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