Know all that you have to about the college from where Kevin Durant came
Kevin Durant had always been a prodigy if we consider his sportsmanship that raised the roof at a very young age. Durant today happens to be not only one of the most well-played players in the NBA but among basketball players all around the world. He is also one of the few athletes who has ended up helping attain the Olympic gold medal three times till now.
But where did this star player start off, had he always been this well off as a player? Let’s dig deeper and learn more about Kevin Durant College, his early life, his education, his basketball stats, and more.
Kevin Durant Early Life
Durant was born on September 28, 1988, in the eastern outskirts of the state capital Washington DC, in Prince George’s Country, Maryland to Wanda and Wayne Pratt. Soon after his birth, Wayne abandoned the pair and Kevin’s three other siblings – Tony, Rayvonne, and Brianna Durant.
Wayne was however back when Kevin was 13 and was present there to accompany his son to various basketball tournaments throughout the nation.
Needless to say, the young man growing up in his recent teen years, had already set his eye upon becoming a basketball champion. He did everything to support that dream dedicating himself to the sport, which did end up rewarding him with immense prosperity.
Kevin Durant’s Basketball Prospects in School and College
Kevin Durant growing up attended the National Christian Academy where he played two years of basketball. He then transferred to Oak Hill Academy where he continued for another year, finally moving to Montrose Christian School during his senior year.
He as a youngster played in many teams and played tournaments for the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) with players who along with him would grow up into dazzling icons of the NBA themselves.
The reach out from colleges to have Kevin Durant play for them was quite high, which is why many were surprised when Durant chose to attend the University of Texas, Austin whose basketball program wasn’t as well established. But his justification had been the drive to establish his own path with his talents, and not have his college do it for him. The young player’s rapid growth in height moreover made him more appealing to coaches, added with his impressive strides on the court.
Durant in his freshman year itself became one of the youngest to earn national annual awards that were as reputed as he did. His 2006-07 season had been with the Texas Longhorn where he scored an average of 25.8 points with 11.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists in each game. No matter the course of the team, Durant’s scores were impressive consistently earning him many concurrent awards.
Kevin Durant Achievements in School and College
One simply doesn’t start playing in the NBA and become reputed as the best NBA player for many. Kevin Durant did everything during his school and college years to build a strong foundation for it. He spent hours on court learning the intricacies of the sport to its core and ended up earning quite a few reputable titles and awards, which being-
- 2007 Consensus National Player of the Year (youngest in the NCAA history)
- 2007 National Freshman of the Year2007 Consensus First Team All-American
- 2007 Big 12 Player of the Year
- 2007 Big 12 Scoring champion
- 2006 McDonald’s All-American Game MVP
- 2006 First-Team Parade All-American
- 2006 Second-Team Parade All-American
- John R. Wooden Award
- Naismith College Player of the Year
And that’s all on the champion player’s educational background and his school and college life sportsmanship which set the path to him being one of the celebrated players internationally. He was picked second in the 2007 NBA draft by the Seattle SuperSonics where he played till 2014 with its reestablishing as Oklahoma City Thunder. Since then he has played for the Golden State Warriors and Brooklyn Nets.
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