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Luke Kennard Selected #12 Overall By The Detroit Pistons in 2017 NBA Draft

Luke Kennard | Photo: Chris Summerville

Luke Kennard’s name was just announced as the #12 overall pick by the Detroit Pistons in this year’s NBA Draft.

Kennard averaged 19.5 PTS / 5.1 REB / 2.5 AST / 86% FT in his sophomore season for the Duke Blue Devils.

He joins a Pistons team who finished last season fifth in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference.

The Pistons currently have Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Reggie Bullock (qualifying offer), and Michael Gbinije at the SG spot. Kennard could provide a boost to the second unit on offense and give them another 3 pt weapon.

Coach K on Kennard:

“He can shoot from the outside, he can score from in between, and he hits free throws,” Krzyzewski said. “Luke is all business-like, all-team wise. I think he’s going to go high, because there’s a need for that in the NBA.”