Luke Kennard signs stolen in Franklin, town removes remaining signs
FRANKLIN, Ohio (WKRC) - The town of Franklin, Ohio, is bragging about its “Mr. Basketball.”
Luke Kennard won the title twice while playing at Franklin High School and before he enrolled at Duke University.
But signs recognizing Kennard and his honor are disappearing and it's forcing the city to take action.
Luke Kennard was a scoring machine at Franklin High School. He averaged 40 points a game his senior year and went on to play two years at Duke where he was an “All-American.”
Two of the five signs erected in Franklin honoring the former Ohio Mr. Basketball have been stolen.
After two of the signs were stolen, the city decided to remove the others so as to not invite more thefts.
Franklin spent $155 on each sign but the intent was to honor a favorite son.
While the signs entering Franklin are gone, there are plenty of reminders at Franklin High School that Luke Kennard was “Mr. Basketball.”
Luke Kennard is currently training in California for the June NBA draft. He is projected by many experts to be a first-round draft pick.