Fans of the Duke Blue Devils, are rejoicing after a five-star commit of theirs was named the Parade National Player of the Year. Fans of other teams. Well, let’s just say that they have had better Fridays.
According to College Basketball Talk, Duke commit Luke Kennard received the award on Friday afternoon. This marks the third straight future Blue Devil be named National Player of the Year.
Kennard follows 2013 winner Jahlil Okafor and 2014 winner Semi Ojeleye.
Kennard led Franklin High School to a 26-2 record his senior year after he averaged 38.4 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists per game. This helped the guard earn a spot in the McDonald’s All American Game in 2015 as well as being invited to the Nike Hoop Summit and the Jordan Brand Classic.
Kennard is an incoming freshman for Duke and joins a powerhouse class with three other five star commits.
Brandon Ingram, Chase Jeter, and Derryck Thornton will be joining the Blue Devil squad for the 2015-2016 season. Right now, that is a recipe for another national championship.