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Boston Celtics | #40 | Center-Forward

Luke

Kornet

PPG

3.7

RPG

3.0

APG

0.7

PIE

10.1

HEIGHT

7'2" (2.18m)

WEIGHT

250lb (113kg)

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

Vanderbilt

AGE

27 years

BIRTHDATE

July 15, 1995

DRAFT

Undrafted

EXPERIENCE

5 Years

7'2" | 250lb | 27 years

DRAFT

Undrafted

BIRTHDATE

July 15, 1995

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

Vanderbilt

EXPERIENCE

5 Years

Player Bio

Luke Francis Kornet was born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1995 to Frank and Tracy Kornet. Before his junior year at Liberty Christian School, Kornet stood at 6-foot-3. After his senior season, he measured 6-foot-10. Kornet turned a solid final campaign into a commitment to play college ball at Vanderbilt and follow in his father's footsteps. He also participated in golf in high school and lists that as one of his favorite hobbies. You can follow Kornet on Twitter (@bigshin32) and Instagram (@luke_kornet). Kornet was a second-generation star for Vanderbilt. His father, Frank, played for the Commodores from 1985 to 1989 before becoming a second-round pick of the Milwaukee Bucks. At 7-foot-1, Kornet is taller than his father and worked his way up the depth chart in four years in Nashville. As a freshman, he started two games and appeared in 28 others on his way to averaging 4.0 points and 2.3 rebounds. He doubled his scoring averaging as a sophomore in which he provided 8.7 points and 3.4 rebounds. Kornet hit a career-high 40 percent of his three-pointers in his second season. He started 25 games as a junior and supplied a triple-double in a January win over Auburn with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocks. It was just the second triple-double in school history. The stretch center averaged 8.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.0 blocks to lead the SEC. Kornet started all 35 games a senior and took a major role in the Friar offense for new coach Bryce Drew. He scored 13.2 points and added 6.2 rebounds and 2.0 blocks. He had five double-doubles and helped the Commodores advance to the NCAA Tournament, where they lost to Northwestern in the first round.