Pitino, Williams see Kennard

Luke Kennard, one of the top guard prospects in the 2015 class, is looking to set up official visits in the near future, so he can come up with a spring college decision.

Luke Kennard, Scout.com's No. 15 recruit, reeled in offers from schools like North Carolina, Duke, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio State, Louisville and Florida before his junior season began.

With a quality list of offers on the table, the next step for Kennard, a 6-foot-5 guard out of Franklin (Ohio) High, is to begin figuring out official visit dates.

"We are going to start looking at it because if Luke is going to try and get this done by May or June, then he'd like to take them and get it done with," Mark Kennard, Luke's father, said.

Kennard has had a host of coaches in to see him this season. The latest was Louisville's Rick Pitino, who watched him practice earlier this week.

"He came up Monday and watched Luke practice and we were able to meet and talk to him," the elder Kennard said. "He said he'd like to try and coach Luke and he thinks he fits their program and talked about how Louisville goes up and down."

Prior to that, North Carolina head coach Roy Williams watched Kennard play on January 4th. Kennard went for a school record 53 points, including six three-pointers and 16 rebounds that night.

"They obviously would like Luke to come to North Carolina and Roy wants to coach him," Mark told Scout.com. "I'd say we would definitely do an official visit there. They are definitely in his top four or five."

John Calipari and Mike Krzyzewski were also in to see Kennard last month, according to his father.

Kennard took an unofficial visit to Ohio State this past weekend. He's taken a couple unofficial visits to Kentucky to see games this season as well.


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