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Jersey Retire

Posted on: October 28, 2020 2:00 pm
Luke Kennard

Kennard's number to be retired

Franklin basketball standout Luke Kennard, now playing for the Detroit Pistons, will have his Franklin number retired. 
Kennard, a 2015 FHS graduate, wore number 10 in his Wildcat career. Kennard was named Ohio's Mr. Basketball in both 2014 and 2015. He set a number of FHS records including 2,977 career points, most career assists (470), and most 3-point shots made (263 career). His career points earned him second place on Ohio's roster of all-time high school scorers. 
Kennard played two years as a Duke Blue Devil, and was chosen by the Detroit Pistons as the number 12 draft pick in 2017. His NBA debut was on October 20, 2017 in a game against the Washington Wizards. In the 2019-20 season, he averaged 15.8 points/game.
Kennard was a multi-sport athlete at FHS; he holds several records in football including passing yards (2,331); passes completed (178); and total offense (2,545). 
Only four Wildcats' numbers have been retired to date: Bob Timberlake (60, football); Alan Wenglikowski (20, football); Doug Long (14, baseball); and Nick Monk (37, football). 

Due to COVID restrictions, Kennard will first be honored in a small ceremony and later honored publicly during his off season.  
Photo credit: All rights retained. All photographs by Charles Woods. 937-746-4225