Luke Kennard signs taken down after 2 were stolen

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2016, file photo, Duke's Luke Kennard (5) drives to the basket as Virginia State's Walter Williams (12) defends during the second half of an exhibition college basketball game in Durham, N.C. Duke is in a familiar place to open the college basketball season. The Blue Devils are the runaway choice for No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) - Signs featuring Duke University basketball star Luke Kennard have been taken down from the main entrances to his Ohio hometown after two were stolen.

Officials think the signs were stolen after Kennard announced he planned to enter the NBA draft and forego his final two years at Duke.

The signs posted at the city's main entrances the past few years celebrated Kennard's selection as Ohio's Mr. Basketball when he played for the high school in Franklin, about 38 miles (61 kilometers) north of Cincinnati. He won the title twice.

Franklin's public works director says the signs cost $155 to make.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off