Detroit Pistons Draft Luke Kennard 12th overall
The Detroit Pistons found themselves in the lottery picks for the seventh time in the last eight years and with the 12th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft, the Detroit Pistons selected Luke Kennard from Duke.
Kennard, a sophomore last season for Coach K and the Blue Devils figures to help the Pistons woeful shooting issues. Detroit was 28th in 3-point percentage last season.
His sophomore season at Duke saw Kennard average nearly 20 points per game and shoot almost 44% from three point range. He also pulled down five rebounds a game last season despite being listed at 6-5 and 180 pounds.
Kennard's scoring prowess can be traced back to his days in high school. Playing for Hamilton High School in Ohio, Kennard was a two time Mr. Basketball in the OHSAA. Kennard was so good back then he scored more career points than LeBron James in Ohio high school basketball.
The Detroit Pistons had only one selection coming into the 2017 draft because their second round pick this season went to the Jazz as part of the three team deal that brought Reggie Jackson to Detroit. As of this writing, Kennard is the only Pistons draft pick this year.