Luke Kornet - Men's Basketball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#3 Luke Kornet Season 2016-17


Class Senior
Height 7'1"
Weight 250
Hometown Lantana, Texas
High School Liberty Christian

As a Senior (2016-17)

  • CoSIDA 2nd-Team Academic All-American
  • 2016-17 CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
  • 2016-17 SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year
  • 2016-17 All-SEC Defensive Team
  • 2016-17 All-SEC First Team
  • Played and started in all 35 games
  • Averaged 13.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and two blocks per game
  • Left Vanderbilt as program’s all-time leader in blocks with 210
  • Named second-team Academic All-American by CoSida, only fifth Commodore player to be honored on either the first or second team
  • Named the SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year and a first-team All-SEC selection by the league’s coaches
  • Named to the SEC All-Defensive Team for the second consecutive season
  • All-time NCAA career leader in 3s made by a seven-footer with 150
  • Became Vanderbilt’s 45th 1,000-point scorer with 11 points against Missouri
  • Scored in double figures in 26 games in 2016-17 and had seven games in which he made three 3 or more
  • Tied a career high with 24 points in win over Florida on Senior Day
  • Tallied 20 points against Belmont, 21 vs. Iowa State and 21 at Kentucky
  • Blocked a season-high seven shots in win at Tennessee
  • Posted five double-doubles this season and ended his career with 10 double-doubles.

As a Junior (2015-16)

  • Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • All-SEC Defensive Team
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
  • Played in 28 games and made 25 starts in 2015-16
  • Averaged 8.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and three blocks per game
  • Named to All-SEC Defensive Team
  • Scored in double figures in 11 games and had four or more blocks in 12 contests
  • Scored a season-high 20 points at Ole Miss
  • Made season-high four 3s in win over Texas A&M
  • Fourth in the nation in blocked shots, averaging three blocks per game. He is fifth in the program’s history in career blocks per game (1.49) and is fourth in total blocks (139)
  • In a single season, Kornet’s 84 blocks ranks second in program history and his average of three per game is the best in a single season
  • Notched the program’s second triple double with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocks vs. Auburn. It was the program’s first triple-double with blocks. The 10 blocks set a new Vanderbilt program single-game record
  • Averaged 11.7 points in three games in Maui; scored 14 points vs. Kansas with four blocks

As a Sophomore (2014-15)

  • Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Capital One Academic All-District Team
  • Played in 35 games and made 14 starts
  • Averaged 8.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game
  • Scored in double figures in 18 games and made three or more 3s in six contests
  • Shot 40 percent from 3 and made 50 3s
  • Scored career-high 24 points on 10 of 11 shooting vs. Tennessee State
  • Tied the Memorial Gymnasium record for field goal percentage
  • Posted first career double-double vs. Trevecca (10 points, career-high 10 rebounds.); also had career-best four blocks
  • Also blocked four shots against South Dakota State in NIT Second Round
  • Tied a career high with 10 rebounds vs. Auburn
  • Made a career-high five 3s in win at Tennessee
  • Made four 3s vs. Rutgers
  • Had a career-high four assists on three occasions.

As a Freshman (2013-14)

  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • Played in 30 games and started two
  • Averaged four points, 2.3 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game
  • Scored in double-figures in three games
  • Tallied a career-high 13 points at Ole Miss
  • Grabbed a career-high seven rebounds in back-to-back games against Northeastern and at Alabama, respectively
  • Made a career-high three made 3-pointers at Texas A&M
  • Made two or more 3s in six games
  • Dished out three assists vs. Saint Louis and at Ole Miss
  • Blocked a career-high three shots at Georgia

The Kornet File

  • Averaged 15 points, eight rebounds, three blocks and three steals at Liberty Christian School in Argyle, Texas
  • Team was a state finalist in 2013 and were District TAPPS 5A-1 Champions in 2013
  • Named to TAPPS 5A First Team All-State in 2012-13 and was an honorable all-state selection in 2011-12
  • Named to TAPPS 5A-1 First Team All-District team in 2011-12 and 2012-13
  • Denton Record Chronicle Defensive Player of the Area in 2012-13
  • Selected to the 2013 TAPPS State All-Tournament Team and was also a member of the 2012 and 2013 Academic All-State Team
  • Luke Francis Kornet
  • Born July 15, 1995
  • Son of Frank and Tracy Kornet who both attended Vanderbilt
  • Frank Kornet was a former Vanderbilt basketball standout from 1986-89
  • Has one brother, John, and one sister, Nicole
  • Majoring in computer science and mathematics
  • Recipient of the R. Dean and Virginia L. Wilkinson Scholarship and the George and Helen Miller Memorial Scholarship
  • Signed with Vanderbilt in the late signing period in 2013
  • Grew seven inches his junior and senior seasons in high school and then two more when he arrived on campus