March Madness: Franklin grad Luke Kennard tabbed favorite for Most Outstanding Player

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Luke Kennard #5 of the Duke Blue Devils shoots against Deng Adel #22 and Mangok Mathiang #12 of the Louisville Cardinals during the Quarterfinals of the ACC Basketball Tournament at the Barclays Center on March 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Luke Kennard #5 of the Duke Blue Devils shoots against Deng Adel #22 and Mangok Mathiang #12 of the Louisville Cardinals during the Quarterfinals of the ACC Basketball Tournament at the Barclays Center on March 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Luke Kennard of Franklin High School has the best odds to be namd Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA tournament.

Bovada set the Duke sophomore’s chances to take home that title at 8/1.

Next are Josh Hart of Villanova, Justin Jackson of North Carolina, Frank Mason III of Kansas, Alonzo Trier of Arizona and Nigel Williams-Goss of Gonzaga. They are all at 10/1.

The site gives Duke 1/4 odds to make the Sweet 16.

The tournament starts Thursday, and the second-seeded Blue Devils are set to play No. 15 seed Troy on Friday night.

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