Before Luke Kennard was a top draft prospect, he made One Direction karaoke music videos

Posted at 2:20 PM, Jun 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-19 14:23:19-04

FRANKLIN, Ohio -- You know that NBA hopeful Luke Kennard sinks outside shots -- but did you know he's also incredibly talented when it comes to lipsyncing?

His specialty: One Direction.

Or, at least, there are two YouTube videos that show Kennard and former Franklin High School teammates lipsyncing, dancing and acting in music videos modeled after some of the boy band's biggest radio hits.

Kennard's first masterpiece -- "What Makes You Beautiful (cover)" --  looks like it's the product of a long bus ride. It was shot inside a bus and was filmed on the way to a tournament in Louisville, according to the video caption.

It looks like the Wildcats really got into the second video -- a large-scale production covering One Direction's "Live While We're Young." The video features scenes shot in a firehouse, court room, doctor's office and horse barn. 

Kennard's finest moments in the video show him flexing while wearing scrubs and shooting hoops on horseback (and dressed like a cowboy).

There's a lot going on in this one -- and no, there's no parallel to the actual One Direction music video. But it's definitely worth your attention.

Kennard will be at the Barclays Center on Thursday night waiting to hear his name called during the 2017 NBA Draft. 

The Duke shooting guard announced in April that he would enter the draft. Analysts say he will likely be picked in the top 20.

The NBA Draft starts at 7 p.m., and ESPN will televise the first two rounds.