Franklin’s Luke Kennard coming home for another basketball camp

Luke Kennard is planning to hold another basketball camp in the area.

The Detroit Pistons guard along with partners Premier Health and Win The Next One are set to reveal more information about the event Wednesday at a press conference at the Atrium Medical Center in Middletown.

Kennard is a Franklin High School graduate who finished his second NBA season in April.

He averaged 9.7 points per game and shot 39.4 percent from 3-point range for the Pistons, who went 41-41 and made the playoffs for just the second time since 2010.

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Last summer, his first area camp was held at in late July at Camp Chautauqua in Miamisburg.

Kennard was born in Middletown and went on to become one of the state of Ohio’s best high school players, earning the state’s Mr. Basketball Award twice while scoring 2,977 points.

After finishing as the state’s No. 2 all-time scorer behind Jon Diebler of Upper Sandusky, Kennard spent two years at Duke, where the lefty averaged 15.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists. He was an unanimous All-ACC choice in his sophomore season and was named the MVP of the ACC Tournament.

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