Kevin Wayne Durant was born on September 29, 1988 in Washington, D.C. He plays shooting guard and small forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder (formerly the Seattle Supersonics).
Kevin is 6 ft 9 in and weighs 215 pounds.
Kevin attended Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Maryland. He also played for the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) youth basketball team, the PG Jaguars. He then played for the DC Blue Devils. Kevin garnered a host of accolades, includnig being named a McDonald’s All American and co-MVP of the 2006 McDonald’s All American game, along with Chase Budinger.
Kevin went to the University of Texas, where he was one of four freshman starters on the team - started in all 35 games of the season. His coach was Bob Knight.
Kevin won several awards - indeed, he was the first freshman ever to win the NABC Division I Player of the Year, the Oscar Robertson Trophy and the Adolph F. Rupp Trophy. He was also selected as the Associated Press college player of the year, again the first freshman to receive this award since its inception in 1961.
After his freshman year, Kevin declared for the 2007 NBA draft. He was chosen by the Seattle Supersonics, as the second overall pick behind Greg Oden.
He went to the NBA’s Summer League, and also gained some seasoning at the State Farm USA basketball challenge.
2007 - 2008 Season
Kevin ended up becoming the Rookie of the Year thanks to the excellence of his rookie campaign (and the fact that Greg Oden missed the entire season due to injury.) He started in all 80 games and averaged 20.3 points per game.
Kevin wears the number 35 on his jersey in honor of his childhood mentor and AAU coach, Charles Craig, who was murdered at the age 35.
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