Luke Kornet

Luke Kornet is a 26-year-old American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. Kornet is a great golfer in addition to being an unstoppable power forward for his side. Kornet’s high school coach described him as having “the most naturally athletic golf swing in the history of the institution.”

Quick Facts

Full Name Luke Francis Kornet
Birth Date July 15, 1995
Birth Place Lantana, Texas, USA
Nick Name
  • The Murder Kornet
  • The Green Kornet
  • Big Bird
  • The Unikornet
Nationality American
High-School Liberty Christian School
University Vanderbilt University
Horoscope Taurus
Father’s Name Frank Kornet
Mother’s Name Tracy Kornet
Siblings Two (Nicole and John)
Age 26 years old
Weight 252 lb (114kg)
Height 218 cm ( 7 feet 2 inches)
Build Athletic
Marital Status Unmarried
Profession Basketball Player
Team Boston Celtics
Position Center/ Power Forward
League National Basketball Association (NBA)
Jersey Number 40
NBA Draft 2017 / Undrafted
Experience Four years
Net Worth $2 million
Salary (21/22) N/A
Active Status 2017 – present
Social Media TwitterFacebook, and Instagram
NBA Merch Autographed NBA Photo
Shoes Nike LeBron 17
Last Update June,2022

What is the Net Worth of  Luke Kornets?

Luke’s overall earnings are primarily derived from his basketball career. He has a $2 million net worth.

He was the 329th highest-paid NBA player last season and the 66th highest-paid center. This year, Luke is the 481st highest-paid NBA player.

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College Career of Luke Kornet

Kornet attended Liberty Christian School in Argyle, Texas, where he received his education. The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools is its parent organization (TAPPS).

During his four years with the Vanderbilt Commodores, Kornet appeared in 128 games, averaging 8.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.64 blocks in 24.1 minutes.

He earned All-SEC and All-SEC Defensive honors after scoring 13.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks in 35 starts as a senior.

The Commodores’ Luke is the team’s all-time leading shot-blocker.

Kornet blocked a school-record ten shots and finished with the second triple-double in Vanderbilt history with 11 points and 11 rebounds in a 75–57 win over Auburn.

Professional Career of Luke Kornet

Knicks of New York

Kornet joined the New York Knicks for the 2017 NBA Summer League after going undrafted in the 2017 NBA draft.

Kornet signed a two-way contract with the Knicks on July 3, 2017, which stipulated that his income would be determined by the league in which he was assigned.

“I’m just trying to make the most of it,” Luke said of his first match. “I’m just trying to come out and make the most of it, create some offense, and be solid on defense.”

Kornet’s parents traveled to Toronto to support their son for his first game against the NBA’s Toronto Raptors.

New York Knicks forward Luke (Source: Posting and Toasting)

Within 22 minutes of the game, he produced a double-double with 11 points and ten rebounds, making himself and his parents proud.

Luke became the first player in NBA history to begin with three points and four blocks, and the second Knicks rookie to debut with a double-double.

After all of the highs and lows, the Knicks ultimately signed Kornet to a regular contract on July 6, 2018.

On April 9, 2019, he achieved a double-double with 12 points, 13 rebounds, and a career-high six blocks in a 96-86 victory over his future team, the Chicago Bulls.

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Chicago Bulls

Kornet has signed a two-year contract with the Chicago Bulls, from 2019 to 2021.

On July 17, 2019, a $4.5 million guaranteed deal was approved.

Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, and Washington Wizards made a three-team deal on March 25, 2021.

Kornet was a member of the Celtics for a brief period of time.

Kornet re-signed with the Celtics after his previous contract expired, but was waived the next day.

Maine Celtics

Kornet was signed as an associate player by the NBA G League Maine Celtics on October 23.

He averaged 11.9 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 2.7 blocks in 27 minutes over ten games.

Kornet had appeared in over 133 NBA games with 35 different teams throughout his tenure with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

At the time, his career average was 5.8 points and 2.0 rebounds per 15.2 minutes.

In a 96-92 loss against New York, Luke finished with four points, three rebounds, and three blocks in 26 minutes.

Cleaveland Cavaliers

He signed a ten-day contract with the Cavaliers at the end of December.

Luke appeared in two games with the team, averaging 2.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in 7.4 minutes.

Milwaukee Bucks

Under the COVID-related hardship provision, he signed a 10-day deal with the Milwaukee Bucks on January 3, 2022.

He was even ruled out of the Warriors’ game on January 14. Luke only appeared in one game for the Bucks.

Back to Maine

Kornet hasn’t played in any games since being re-acquired by the Maine Celtics on January 14, 2022.

Back to Boston

Luke agreed to a rest-of-season contract with Boston on February 11, 2022.

Highlights and Awards in My Career

  • Third-team All-NBA G League (2018)
  • First-team All-SEC (2017)
  • Two times All-Defensive Team (2016. 2017)

Personal Life of Luke Kornet

“Like parents, like children,” goes the popular saying.

Luke Kornet graduated from Vanderbilt University and entered the 2017 NBA Draft, following in the footsteps of his father, former NBA player Frank Kornet.

The Milwaukee Bucks selected Father Kornet 30th overall in the second round of the 1989 NBA draft.

Kornet with his father and mother (Source:

Frank Kornet’s basketball career was cut short after only five years. He did, however, spend two seasons in the NBA with the Bucks, averaging 1.9 points per game in 89 games.

Tray Kornet, Luke’s mother, is also a successful businesswoman. She is a five-time Emmy Award-winning news anchor, host, writer, and co-anchor for Nashville’s WSMV-Channel-4 TV’s News.

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There’s a different way of putting it.

“Great minds create greater minds,” as the saying goes.

John, Luke’s older brother, attended Ouachita Baptist University and graduated in 2014.

Kornet’s sister, Nicole Kornet, is a 6’1′′ guard who also played basketball at the University of Oklahoma and the University of California, Los Angeles.

During her time in Oklahoma, she played in about 101 games and received numerous awards. Nicole majored in sociology during her studies.

Relationships and Marriage

Luke is happily married to Tierney Price, whom he met in 2015 while attending Vanderbilt University.

She was born in The Woodlands, Texas, in October 1995 to Maura and Rob Price. Brady and Tyler are Tierney’s two brothers.

Luke Kornets wife, Tierney Kornet (Source:

Tierney competed in track and field and soccer at Woodlands College Park High School. In 2017, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Vanderbilt University.

She is an FX Risk Advisory & Sales analyst at Deutsche Bank, where she was previously an intern.

Tierney also worked as a sales representative for EmbroidMe in 2013 and performed a marketing internship at Go Think! in 2015.

Luke proposed to her at Central Park’s Wagner Cove in 2018, and they married a year later in August. Their honeymoon was spent in Hawaii.

Reason for Various Nicknames

The Murder Kornet

His sharpshooting skills earned him the nickname when he averaged 9.0 points on 63.6 percent shooting in his first two games with the Boston Celtics.

Uncle Luke

This was also the case in his first two games, when he exploited his large frame to slow down opposition offenses while forcing the defense to respect his range and defensive ability.

Luke mesmerized the team with his touch shooting from behind the arc.

Big Bird

On April 19, 2021, after a thunderous dunk, Celtics General Manager Danny Aingee referred to him as “Big Bird” during a game against the Chicago Bulls.

The Internet and Social Media

Luke Kornet is available on Instagram and Facebook. He seemed to be using an Instagram account with user-id luke_kornet.

In March 2021, a new Twitter account was opened under @LukeKornet, with around 127 followers.

Most Commonly Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Luke Kornet currently injured?

Luke suffered serious foot and ankle issues about two years ago, which kept him out of the game for six to eight weeks.

Luke Kornet majored in what?

He was so bright as a child that his parents enrolled him in school a year ahead of schedule. So, in addition to playing basketball for the university, he earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science.

What is Luke Kornet’s current rating for the year 2022?

He has a 71 overall 2K rating, a Paint Defender build, and a total of 1 Badge.