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Luke Kennard is a lefty who shoots the lights out, but he’s naturally right-handed

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Detroit Pistons guard Luke Kennard has a smooth left-handed shooting stroke, but the former No. 12 overall pick is actually right-handed.

Via James L. Edwards of The Athletic:

Following his pregame shooting routine against the Knicks, Kennard stopped to sign some autographs for fans. Kennard was handed memorabilia and a Sharpie. He grabbed the item to be signed with his left, the writing utensil with his right, and proceeded to scribble his name for the fan.

“Yeah, I’m naturally right-handed,” Kennard told The Athletic.

The Pistons (4-8) are off to a shaky start through the early stages of this season, but Kennard is posting some of the best numbers of his career. The 23-year-old Ohio native has played in all 12 games thus far (nine starts), racking up averages of 18.9 points on 45.4 percent shooting from the field (41.4 percent from beyond the arc), 4.2 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 33.7 minutes per outing.

Though they were defeated, 117-108, Kennard led the Pistons in scoring against the Miami Heat on Tuesday night. He logged 38 minutes, scoring 22 points on 8-of-18 shooting (4-of-12 from downtown), five assists and two steals.

The Pistons will look to snap a three-game losing streak on Friday night, when they’ll face off against the Charlotte Hornets. Tip-off inside the Spectrum Center is set for 7:00 p.m. ET.