April 19, 2013
Recruiting: 2013 Luke Kornet
Update: (April 30, 2013) Luke has committed to Vanderbilt.
We’ll have many more thoughts from this weekend’s AAU tournaments after things wrap up, but one guy you may want to catch this weekend before it’s too late is Luke Kornet. Some program is going to get themselves a really nice spring recruit.
Kornet is an unsigned 6’10”, 205 pound forward from the 2013 class. He’s playing with Texas Select in the Twin Cities this weekend at the NY2LA Sports Extravaganza. There’s been a lot of talk and interest in Luke’s teammate 2014 center Myles Turner and rightfully so, but Kornet was great again tonight after a strong performance last weekend.
He’s from a basketball family (including dad Frank who played at Vanderbilt and two years for the Milwaukee Bucks; also was Luke’s high school coach this season), but hit his final growth spurt late. Although Luke has quickly shot up to 6’10” and put on some weight (still a long way to go), the perimeter game is still in tact. He’s continued to run the floor well and is a dangerous three-point shooter.
Tonight in a 10-point win over Kevon Looney and the Milwaukee Rebels, Kornet delivered 15 points and 8 rebounds. His shot from behind the arc was working well and the stretch 4 scored a couple of times around the paint, including one that he got off over the outstretched arms of Looney.
We like Kornet’s pedigree, his background, size and skill. He’s a nice looking player right now as 3-point threat, but there is good upside if he continues to expand his game and add strength.
Texas Select next plays at 12:40pm CT Saturday on Hopkins high school Court 3 against Mid-Kansas.