Kennard Adds UNC Offer

Roy Williams's Tuesday offer spree to the Class of 2015 included Luke Kennard.

Kennard's father – Mark – confirmed the news to InsideCarolina.com.

"Coach Williams called Luke and offered him and told him that he looked forward to hopefully recruiting us and building the relationship and would like to get us back to North Carolina," the elder Kennard said.

The 6-foot-5 Franklin (Ohio) rising junior guard also has offers from Ohio State, Michigan, Indiana, Louisville, Kentucky, Duke, Michigan State, Butler, Xavier, Dayton and others, take another trip to Chapel Hill?

"I would say we probably will, yes," Kennard said. "Whether it'll be an unofficial or official. I'm sure we'll take another visit there."

Kennard said there's plenty his son likes about UNC.

"What's there not to like?" he said. "Carolina is Carolina like Kentucky is Kentucky. Obviously Coach Williams is a legend. [They have a] great coach, great tradition and great players, great facilities and it's just a great place. "

Roy Williams has prioritized recruiting Kennard since the spring, when on the opening night of the April evaluation period the UNC head coach bypassed day one of the big EYBL Hampton event in order to travel to Ohio to see Kennard at a local tournament.

Kennard told InsideCarolina.com earlier this month that UNC - which is recruiting him as a combo guard - was "definitely top five" on his school list. He is also considering offers from Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Duke, Florida, Kentucky, Louisville and Indiana.

He is currently regarded as the No. 4 shooting guard in the 2015 recruiting class by Scout.com.

"Kennard is not only a high level shooter, but pretty darn good at everything on the basketball floor," said Scout.com's Brian Snow. "He is more than athletic enough to guard high level wings, and then on offense his IQ separates him from most of his peers - he can really pass. He is excellent at changing speeds with his dribble and is able to get by guys going either direction and has proven to be a strong finisher at the rim.

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