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Old 06-22-17, 12:28 PM
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Luke Kennard--NBA Draft 2017

Former Franklin Wildcat great Luke Kennard is projected to be drafted anywhere from 8-15 in tonights NBA draft. He is the best southwest Ohio basketball player since Norris Cole and Daquean Cook in the last 10-20 years. He is the best pure shooter in the draft imo. The knock on him is defense and some say he is just a spot shooter. I disagree, I think he has a great basketball IQ and passes it just as well as he can shoot it. His defense will need some work but I see him sticking in the NBA for a long time.
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Old 06-22-17, 05:56 PM
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Best case scenario, JJ Redick? Not a bad career.
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Old 06-22-17, 06:00 PM
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He can shoot. Hopefully he gets on the rockets
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Old 06-22-17, 06:59 PM
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Former Franklin Wildcat great Luke Kennard is projected to be drafted anywhere from 8-15 in tonights NBA draft. He is the best southwest Ohio basketball player since Norris Cole and Daquean Cook in the last 10-20 years. He is the best pure shooter in the draft imo. The knock on him is defense and some say he is just a spot shooter. I disagree, I think he has a great basketball IQ and passes it just as well as he can shoot it. His defense will need some work but I see him sticking in the NBA for a long time.
I mean, OJ Mayo transferred for his senior year, but he was a SW OH guy for a couple years.
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Old 06-22-17, 10:45 PM
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He is going to Detroit which is not far from home. Hope he makes SW Ohio proud.
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Old 06-22-17, 10:58 PM
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I mean, OJ Mayo transferred for his senior year, but he was a SW OH guy for a couple years.
Mayo is definitely up there. Maybe because he transferred in from West Virginia 9th or 10th grade and then transferred out for his senior year I forgot about him. Would have loved to have saw Mayo/Walker/Beasley in a UC jersey but the president screwed that whole scenario up.

Congrats to Luke, he has worked his tail off to reach his dreams tonight Best of luck young man.
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Old 06-23-17, 06:03 AM
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I mean, OJ Mayo transferred for his senior year, but he was a SW OH guy for a couple years.
OJ Mayo only played in Ohio because he had used up all of his eligibility in Kentucky because he started playing varsity in the 7th grade. He moved in with his AAU coach in Ohio so he could keep playing. Then he left Ohio because he wasn't allowed to play here any longer and finished up his career in West Virginia. Mayo doesn't count in my opinion. He isn't from Ohio and broke rules to play here.
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Old 06-23-17, 06:14 AM
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Best case scenario, JJ Redick? Not a bad career.
I think he has a chance to be better than Redick. He is bigger, more athletic, a better defender (although not a great one) and he has a better one and two dribble game coming out of Duke than Redick did. If he ends up having a career similar to Redick's though that will be a solid career.
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Old 06-23-17, 06:48 AM
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Man, I remember all the "experts" on Yappi who bashed that teenager for being overrated, playing a weak schedule, unable to get far in the postseason, etc when he was in high school.

Congrats, Luke, though your tax liability is now going to be greater than those geniuses'.
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Old 06-23-17, 07:00 AM
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But could he have started in the city league?
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Old 06-23-17, 08:29 AM
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Good luck to Luke.
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Old 06-23-17, 09:43 AM
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But could he have started in the city league?
There are 15 players better at Ponitz and Dunbar right now.
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Old 06-23-17, 10:20 AM
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There are 15 players better at Ponitz and Dunbar right now.
15 at each school, right? Luke would be lucky to make the JV at those schools, even as a 21 year old.
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Old 06-23-17, 02:43 PM
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He is going to Detroit which is not far from home. Hope he makes SW Ohio proud.
I have no doubt that he will. What I like most is that with all that talent, Luke chose to remain at Franklin HS to play with the guys he grew up with and QB for awhile.
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Old 06-24-17, 10:47 AM
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I think he has a chance to be better than Redick. He is bigger, more athletic, a better defender (although not a great one) and he has a better one and two dribble game coming out of Duke than Redick did. If he ends up having a career similar to Redick's though that will be a solid career.
Those are some broad statements!
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Old 06-24-17, 07:13 PM
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Those are some broad statements!
Redick has really improved on the defensive end. Now, he is getting the top 2 or 3 the clippers play. Honestly, no one is guarding a lot of those types.

Its pretty clear that Kennard and Payne are the top 2 dayton metro players recent history

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Old 07-02-17, 12:23 PM
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There are 15 players better at Ponitz and Dunbar right now.
Ok name all 30, so we can see which Power Basketball School each of them go to and see if even one of those make it to the NBA.
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Old 07-02-17, 12:46 PM
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Ok name all 30, so we can see which Power Basketball School each of them go to and see if even one of those make it to the NBA.
It was a joke. Someone had made the comment going into his senior year he wouldnt start at either school
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Old 07-02-17, 12:56 PM
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Best case scenario, JJ Redick? Not a bad career.
Considering Reddick signed for 23 million for one year I'd say that would be awesome. He will have to work on his body as well.

Also he's got a nice looking chick
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Old 07-13-17, 01:46 PM
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Hoping for a very long and successful NBA career for him. In today's NBA a spot shooter is not a bad thing if you have slashers who can drive and kick out.
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