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Boston Celtics | #40 | Forward-Center

Luke

Kornet

PPG

3.4

RPG

2.2

APG

0.8

PIE

8.7

7'2" | 250lb | 25 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

2018-19 (NEW YORK): Appeared in 46 games (18 starts) and averaged 7.0 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 1.2 apg in 17.0 mpg … shot .378 from the field, .363 from three and .826 from the free-throw line … posted his second career double-double (12 pts/13 reb) at CHI (4/9) … reached double figures in points in a career-best 12 contests, including three with 20+ … brought down multiple rebounds in 31 of 46 appearances, 11 of which he had 5+ … blocked a career-high 6 shots at CHI (4/9) – one of five players in Knicks team history to have 6+ blocks in a single game at age 23-or-under … was a career-best +25 vs. PHI (1/13); best +/- from a New York player during the 2018-19 season … shot .800 from the charity stripe when attempting multiple free throws in a single game … inactive in 19 games … DNP-CD in 17 games.

G LEAGUE (WESTCHESTER): Appeared in 11 games (all starts) and averaged 18.8 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 3.6 apg and 2.27 bpg in 32.5 mpg … shot .514 from the field, .485 from three and .730 from the free-throw line … posted three double-doubles, including a 17-point, 17-rebound performance at CTN (11/14) … reached double figures in points in nine games … grabbed 10+ boards in five contests … put up a stat line of 22 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists at LAK (11/18) … swatted a season-high 7 shots on two occasions, vs. RAP (11/8) and at CTN (11/14) … Westchester had a winning percentage of .818 (9-2) in his 11 appearances.

CAREER: In 66 games (19 starts) over two NBA seasons, has posted averages of 6.9 ppg, 3.0 rpg and 1.2 apg in 16.8 mpg … shot .382 from the field, .360 from three and .807 from the free-throw line.

2017-18 (NEW YORK): Appeared in 20 games (one start) and averaged 6.7 ppg, 3.2 rpg and 1.3 apg in 16.3 mpg … shot .392 from the field, .354 from three and .727 from the free-throw line … became the fourth New York Knick in franchise history to post a double-double (11 pts/10 reb) in a career debut on 2/8 at TOR … produced five double-figure scoring games … scored a season-high 23 points at CLE (4/11) … blocked a season-high 4 shots at TOR (2/8) … New York had a winning percentage of .625 when he posted a positive +/- … knocked down multiple three-point field goals in six of the Knicks final 10 games during the 17-18 campaign … inactive in 59 games … DNP-CD in three games.

G LEAGUE (WESTCHESTER): Appeared in 36 games (35 starts) and averaged 16.1 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 2.5 apg and 1.60 bpg in 32.4 mpg … shot .489 from the field, .438 from three and .812 from the free-throw line … earned 2017-18 All-NBA G League Third Team honors … posted three double-doubles … scored a G League career-high 31 points vs. WIS (12/23) … made multiple shots from beyond in the arc in 29 contests … shot .500-or-better from three-point range on 19 occasions … recorded at least 1 block in 26 contests … was a +10-or-better in 10 games – Westchester went 10-0 across those games.

BEFORE NBA

Appeared in 128 games (76 starts) and averaged 8.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.1 apg and 1.64 bpg in 24.1 mpg … shot .417 from the field, .320 from three and .779 from the free-throw line … received SEC All-Defense honors in 2015-16 and 2016-17 … named All-SEC First Team in 2016-17 … SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2016-17 … left Vanderbilt as school’s all-time leader in blocks (210), and as the NCAA’s all-time career leader in 3FGM by a seven-footer (150). 2016-17: Appeared in 35 games (35 starts) and averaged 13.2 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 1.2 apg and 2.03 bpg in 31.5 mpg … shot .406 from the field, .327 from three and .857 from the free-throw line … became Vanderbilt’s 45th 1,000-point scorer … scored in double figures in 26 games in 2016-17 … tied a career high with 24 points in a win over Florida on senior day … tallied 20 points vs. Belmont, 21 vs. Iowa State and 21 at Kentucky … blocked a season-high 7 shots in win at Tennessee … posted five double-doubles this season and ended his career with 10 double-doubles. 2015-16: Appeared in 28 games (25 starts) and averaged 8.9 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 1.5 apg and 3.00 bpg in 27.4 mpg … scored in double figures in 11 games and had 4-or-more blocks in 12 contests … scored a season-high 20 points at Ole Miss … made season-high 4 threes in win over Texas A&M … 4th in the nation in blocked shots … 5th in program history in bpg (1.49) and is 4th in total blocks (139) … in a single season, his 84 blocks ranks 2nd in program history and his 3.00 average is the best in a single season … notched the program’s second triple-double with 11 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 blocks vs. Auburn – the program’s first triple-double with blocks. 2014-15: Appeared in 35 games (14 starts) and averaged 8.7 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.1 apg and 1.09 bpg in 21.6 mpg … scored in double figures in 18 games and made three-or-more 3-pointers in six contests … shot .400 from three and made 50 3-pointers … posted first career double-double vs. Trevecca (10 pts, career-high 10 reb); also had career-best 4 blocks. 2013-14: Appeared in 30 games (two starts) and averaged 4.0 ppg and 2.3 rpg … shot .344 from the field … scored in double figures in three games

PERSONAL LIFE

Son of Frank and Tracy Kornet … both parents attended Vanderbilt … has one brother, John and one sister, Nicole … grew seven inches in his junior and senior seasons in high school and then two more when he arrived at Vanderbilt.