Spring decision for Kennard

Big time schools won't have to wait too long for a decision from Luke Kennard.

Five-star shooting guard Luke Kennard has already set his school's record for points and he is only a junior. The Franklin (Ohio) standout is in the middle of an epic season, and also at the same time winding down his recruitment.

"It has been going pretty well," said Kennard of the season. "Our team is really young. We have gotten a lot better since the start of the season. We played some great teams here at Flyin to the Hoop and down in Myrtle Beach."

Currently Kennard is averaging right around 40 points per game, but he says he is always out to refine his game and get better.

"I am just trying to perfect my game and get it better and better," Kennard explained. "I've been getting in the weight room trying to get stronger and stuff, and we have had a great time with the recruiting process. Right after football I got in the gym a lot, and have just been working."

Recruiting wise Kennard has Louisville, Kentucky, Ohio State, Indiana, Michigan, Duke, North Carolina, West Virginia, and a few others all in the mix.

At this point Kennard hasn't cut his list down to a final group, but he does intend to make a decision in the spring at some point. Kennard feels the spring timeline works best for him, and will allow him to have a stress free summer and senior season.

"I'll take a couple of official visits, and once I take that visit to that place where I will just feel it, that is when I will commit," said Kennard. "I think the spring is a good time to get it over with because you can enjoy your summer and enjoy your off season, and not go through all the recruiting."

One school very likely to get an official visit is Duke. Coach Mike Krzyzewski and his staff have done an excellent job of building a relationship with Kennard, and he likes what he sees from Duke.

"Coach K has been to one of my high school games and I have communicated with him and the assistants quite often," said Kennard. "I have gotten really close to all of them, and I think that is a special thing that a recruit needs to have with every school."

While it is no guarantee Ohio State or Kentucky will get an official visit, the two schools have gotten numerous unofficial visits from Kennard, and both have put themselves in a good position in his recruitment.

When asked what he likes about the Buckeyes, Kennard said, "Definitely I like the coaches and how they interact with their players. I have been there quite a bit, and I enjoy it every time I get up there. They are definitely one of the coaching staffs that I have gotten the closest to. You can just tell it is a great place to be."

About Kentucky, he said, "I've grown really close to Coach Cal and that staff. It would be neat to go to school close to my sister. I just like Kentucky, and I have followed them in the past, and it has been great to build a relationship with those guys."

For now Kennard says he has no favorites, though he does plan to narrow down his list and start setting up visits before too long.


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