Mark Kennard has unlimited minutes on his cell phone plan. That’s definitely a good thing considering the amount of attention his son,
, has received this summer.
"Otherwise I would be in trouble," Mark said.
Luke Kennard, the
junior shooting guard, has seen his college recruiting dial up quite considerably these summer months.
He shined in front of big-time college programs at the Peach Jam in Georgia in July, rebounding well on both ends of the floor and showing deceptive defensive ability. The 6-foot-5 standout has seen his offer list grow significantly.
"The Peach Jam set him over the top," Mark said. "Luke played really well."
Luke’s basketball offers include Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina (his most recent, on July 30), Michigan State, Louisville, West Virginia, Ohio State, Michigan, Indiana, Dayton, Xavier and Florida.
That's certainly an elite list. If he chooses to reject all of them, he can always take advantage of a football offer from Louisville. The quarterback is likely to pick up many more offers soon as well.See our special Luke Kennard photo gallery
Or, he could say no to them all and still get into an elite university. Kennard is ranked fourth in his class and has a 4.3 GPA.
College hoops coaches like his relentless effort and mentality as a team player. Franklin basketball coach Brian Bales said Kennard received comparisons to the likes of Tayshaun Prince, Pete Maravich and J.J. Redick.
"I'm just honored and blessed to coach him," said Bales, who is in his sixth season at Franklin. "It's been really fun."See all the Reebok Dynamic Athletes