Ohio high schooler passes LeBron James' scoring record

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Ohio High Schooler Passes LeBron James' Scoring Record

In high school, LeBron James was a big deal. That's part of the reason the future four-time NBA MVP was drafted first overall in 2003 by the Cleveland Cavaliers. James was just 18-years-old when he went straight from high school to the pros.

And while James has two NBA Championships added to his resume, too, one Ohio high school senior does have a few bragging rights over him - just in case the two ever meet up in the NBA.

Franklin High School's Luke Kennard passed LeBron James for fourth all-time on the Ohio high school scoring list after dropping 44 points in a recent game. Kennard now sits at 2,652 career points.

"Oh my goodness! it was loud in there and then when I made the shot. Man, my eardrums about bursted," Kennard said.

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GREENSBORO, NC - JANUARY 15: LeBron James #23 of St. Vincent High School dribbles against R.J. Reynolds High School at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina on January 15, 2003. (Photo by Bob Leverone/Sporting News via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND - MARCH 26: LeBron James #32 of the East All-Stars passes off the ball against the West All-Stars during the McDonald's All-American High School Game on March 26, 2003 at Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The West All-Stars won 122-107. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND - MARCH 26: LeBron James #32 of the East All-Stars advances the ball up court against the West All-Stars during the McDonald's All-American High School Game on March 26, 2003 at Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The West All-Stars won 122-107. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Kennard even got a bit of national love on ESPN's SportsCenter for the feat.

"Being on ESPN, like I said, it was a dream come true," Kennard said. "I still don't know what to think of it. People have been like been like, 'Oh my goodness, you were on ESPN last night.' But really excited, and hopefully it gets better from here."

Not surprisingly, Kennard is no slouch of a player. He's a McDonald's All-American and is set to play college ball at Duke after graduation. 247Sports grades him as a five-star recruit.

No love lost from LeBron, though. James was asked about Kennard closing in on his record last week and didn't seem too worked up over it.

"He's not coming up on my assists record though or my wins in state championships," James said jokingly. "No he's one of my kids. That's great. That's great. I'm happy for him."

Kennard likely won't stop at No. 4, either. He sits just 29 points away from the third overall spot.

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