The Duke Blue Devils were able to secure a commitment from five-star guard Luke Kennard, and are excited to have him on board during the upcoming season. Kennard is known mostly for his shooting ability, and he showed a bit of that on an Instagram video by doing his best Stephen Curry impression. Take a look and enjoy it for yourself.
Kennard is one of the most intriguing freshman in the country, and there are high expectations that he will end up becoming a superstar at some point in the near future. He came through with a monstrous season as a senior at Franklin High School in Ohio, and showed an all-around game that showed why Duke offered him.
During his senior season, Kennard ended up averaging an impressive 38.1 points, 9.7 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 2.2 steals per game. He shot 59.3 percent from the floor overall and a dominant 49.0 percent from behind the three-point arc.
Those numbers show exactly where there is so much excitement surrounding Kennard as he gets ready to take the leap to the next level. He is expected to play a huge role for the Blue Devils immediately as a freshman, and it will be interesting to see what kind of numbers he puts up during the 2015-16 season. There aren’t many high school players that can put up the type of season that he did, and Kennard is showing the type of cocky attitude that has made him great in that Instagram video.
All of that being said, it will be interesting to see if he can have a similar type of impact as Curry had with Davidson. It is a long shot, but there is no question that his shooting and scoring ability is similar.
Expect to see him come out immediately and do his best to gain comparisons to Curry with his shooting. Don’t expect to see him end up becoming the type of dynamic ball-handler and scorer that Curry has become at the NBA level. There is always a chance, but it will take a lot of hard work and plenty of time.
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