Ohio player surpasses LeBron James on high school career scoring list


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – LeBron James has plenty of basketball records under his belt, but one just got snatched away by a high school senior from Columbus.

Luke Kennard, a senior at Franklin High School, is committed to play at Duke next season, but he still has plenty of time left this season to keep scoring. He had 44 points in Franklin’s game Friday night, bringing his career total to 2, 652, according to USA Today.

Kennard went into Friday’s game just 38 points shy of James’ record and said he knew when he hit a 3-pointer in the late third quarter that he had broken that record.

James was previously fourth on the list, with just Geno Ford (2,680 points), Jay Burson (2,958) and Jon Diebler (3,208) ahead of him. Kennard has three more games to climb the list a little more.

When asked about Kennard, who has played on James’ AAU team, James told media he was happy for him.

Watch below to see the 3-pointer that broke the record, it’s 12 seconds into the video.

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