Kennard off and churning with Pistons

Luke Kennard, seen here with NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted 12th overall by the Pistons, hit a big 3-pointer to force overtime, but Detroit lost in the championship game of the Orlando Summer League.
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Luke Kennard, seen here with NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted 12th overall by the Pistons, hit a big 3-pointer to force overtime, but Detroit lost in the championship game of the Orlando Summer League.

Former Franklin High star Luke Kennard helped Detroit to title game of NBA’s Orlando Summer League

Luke Kennard said he was “nervous” the other day before playing in an NBA Summer League game for the Pistons, but the former Franklin High star is fitting in nicely after Detroit drafted him No. 12 overall last month out of Duke.

He drilled a 3-pointer with 6.7 seconds left to help the Pistons tie the Mavericks and force overtime in the Orlando Summer League championship game.

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Catch the finish NOW on NBA TV! pic.twitter.com/js4qoCF9Z5— NBA TV (@NBATV) July 6, 2017

The Pistons ultimately lost the title contest, but Kennard - a two-time Mr. Ohio Basketball -- scored 24 points and played well over five games, and he and his father said here that they enjoyed the experience together.