Luke Kennard NBA Draft Scouting Report - NBA Draft Room

Luke Kennard NBA Draft Scouting Report

6-6 – SG – Duke

A sweet shooting 2-guard who lacks ideal athleticism but plays a crafty game. Fundamentally sound and efficient player who should have a long career as a role player in the NBA.

Kennard is a highly efficient player who makes the most out of his abilities and makes the right basketball play. He hits a high percentage from the field, from 3 and from the line. He does his scoring within the flow of the offense, doing a great job of utilizing screens and moving without the ball. He’s a knock down shooter who steps up in the clutch and isn’t afraid to take the big shot.

Kennard has NBA range on his 3 and a compact, smooth release on his shot. He projects as a high level shooter at the next level who will likely be a role player who comes in for instant offense.

He is well built with a solid frame and enough strength to finish through contact.

Not an explosive athlete but plays with crafty quickness and great positioning. A solid team defender who has enough strength to hold his own against most wings.

He’s a great teammate, hard worker and the type of player who adds to the team beyond the box score.

Although he’s really good at scoring the ball, he doesn’t project as a first or second option in the NBA. He’ll likely be more of a role player than a player you build a franchise around.

Lacks big time athletic ability and is a step slow by NBA standards.

Does most of his scoring from the perimeter and isn’t a great finisher in the lane.

Can he guard NBA 2-guards?

Reminds of Kyle Korver and Wesley Matthews. Or a better Jason Kapono.

Projection: late first to early second round pick in the 2017 or 2018 NBA Draft

by NBA Draft Room