Kennard played two years at Duke and was chosen by the Detroit Pistons as the No. 12 draft pick in 2017. In the 2019-20 season, he averaged 15.8 points/game.
Kennard was a multi-sport athlete at Franklin. He holds several records in football including passing yards (2,331), passes completed (178) and total offense (2,545).
Only four Wildcats' numbers have been retired: Bob Timberlake (60, football); Alan Wenglikowski (20, football); Doug Long (14, baseball); and Nick Monk (37, football).
Last week, the school announced that it will be retiring the number of baseball standout Travis Lakins.
Lakins, a 2013 Franklin High graduate now with the Baltimore Orioles, made his major league debut with the Boston Red Sox.
He wore No. 1 on his jersey when he was a dominant player as a pitcher and shortstop for the Wildcats. Lakins, 26, was a starter and reliever for Ohio State and was drafted by the Red Sox in the sixth round in June 2015 draft.
School officials said due to COVID-19 restrictions, Kennard and Lakins will first be honored in a small ceremony and later honored publicly during their off seasons.