Luke Douglas Kennard was born in Middletown, Ohio in 1996. He is the son of Jennifer and Mark Kennard and has an older sister, Lauren. Kennard went to Franklin High School in Franklin, Ohio near Dayton. He was named the Ohio Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year in both his junior and senior seasons. As a senior, Kennard averaged 38.1 points, 9.7 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 2.2 steals per game. For that effort, Kennard was also named the Parade National Player of the Year after his senior season. Known as "Cool Hand Luke", Kennard also played high school football, lettering for three years as a quarterback. As a QB, he was named Ohio Division II Offensive Player of the Year in 2013. Follow the guard on Instagram and Twitter (@LukeKennard5).