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Hoops star Luke Kennard hits football field in mock quarterback workout at Duke

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Posted at 4:18 PM, Sep 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-01 17:22:09-04

FRANKLIN, Ohio -- Luke Kennard can still sling it.

The Duke University basketball player threw some pinpoint passes (right-handed) to former Duke football players Blair Holliday and Johndre Bennett in a video posted on the Duke basketball website Thursday.

“Today I am going to throw the pigskin around a little bit and shake the rust off. I am going to show you guys a little different side of me other than being on the basketball court,” Kennard said.

Kennard, a two-time Ohio Mr. Basketball, was a three-year letter-winner for the Franklin High School football team. He was named the Division II state offensive player of the year in 2013 when he threw for 2,331 yards and 26 touchdowns and rushed for four touchdowns. He decided to not play football his senior season at Franklin.

Kennard averaged 11.4 points last season for the Blue Devils. He shot 89 percent from the free-throw line. The left-handed shooter excels at getting to the point and is an efficient shooter from the perimeter.

In the video, Kennard tries on the Duke helmet and calls out phantom plays. “It feels weird without the shoulder pads,” he said.

He also drops a deep pass into an empty trash bin in the corner of the end zone. “Drop the mic,” Kennard says as he walks away with arms raised in celebration.

Kennard is second on Ohio's all-time career boys' basketball points list with 2,977. He passed LeBron James on the scoring list in a home game his senior season.