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35
Small forward
Born September 29, 1988 (1988-09-29) (age 21)
Washington, D.C.
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
League NBA
High school Montrose Christian School,
Rockville, Maryland
Oak Hill Academy,
Mouth of Wilson, Virginia
College Texas
Draft 2nd overall, 2007
Seattle Supersonics
Pro career 2007–present
Awards
Profile Info Page
Durant during his tenure at Texas.
.Kevin Wayne Durant (born September 29, 1988 in Washington, D.C.) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA.^ Kevin Wayne Durant (born September 29, 1988 in Washington, D.C.) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA. .
  • Kevin Durant, Basketball Player - News - Evri 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.evri.com [Source type: General]

^ Born: September 29, 1988 Washington, DC .
  • Kevin Durant - Oklahoma City Thunder - NBA - Fathead Official Site 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.fathead.com [Source type: General]

^ Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant in defense: Cites grit, passion .
  • Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant in defense: Cites grit, passion - Sports handicapping Forum - Sports Betting Forum 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.atstalk.com [Source type: General]

.A 6'9" small forward who is also capable of playing power forward, Durant was the consensus 2007 National College Player of the Year, in addition to being selected as the 2006–2007 Big 12 Player of the Year, amongst other awards.^ Kevin Durant: meet Big 12.
  • Tribute Day: #35 Kevin Durant - Burnt Orange Nation 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.burntorangenation.com [Source type: General]

^ Kevin Durant is a SMALL FORWARD rather than a power forward.
  • SonicsCentral.com - Massive Monkeys Representing » Blog Archive » Lets talk about Kevin Durant 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC sonicscentral.com [Source type: General]

^ Big 12 Player of the Year?
  • Kevin Durant - College Basketball 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.rivals.com [Source type: General]

.After his freshman season at the University of Texas,[8] Durant opted to enter the NBA Draft,[8] where he was selected second overall by the Seattle SuperSonics.^ After his freshman year at Texas , Durant entered the 2007 NBA draft and was selected second overall by the Sonics.
  • Kevin Durant 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

^ Drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1st round (2nd overall) in 2007.
  • NBA 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC tsn.ca [Source type: General]

^ After his freshman season at the University of Texas[11], Durant opted to enter the NBA Draft,where he was selected second overall.
  • Kevin Durant - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki Database 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC armchairgm.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.There he went on to win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award after his debut season.^ He has had one winning season and one playoff appearance in six years there.
  • Tim Cowlishaw Blog | Sports News | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC timcowlishawblog.dallasnews.com [Source type: General]

^ There he went on to win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award after his debut season.
  • Kevin Durant, Basketball Player - News - Evri 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.evri.com [Source type: General]

^ After winning the 2007-08 Rookie of the Year Award, Kevin Durant has continued to shine in the league and add more accolades to his young resume.
  • Kevin Durant | NiceKicks.com 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC nicekicks.com [Source type: General]

.In 2007, Durant signed an endorsement contract with Nike.^ In 2007 Durant signed his first professional contract, with Upper Deck.
  • Kevin Durant - Hoopedia 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC hoopedia.nba.com [Source type: General]

^ Durant signed an endorsement contract with Nike in 2007.
  • Kevin Durant, Basketball Player - News - Evri 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.evri.com [Source type: General]

^ Durant’s statement was after he signed the contract, .
  • Kevin Durant loves Gatorade | Sports Business Digest 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC sportsbusinessdigest.com [Source type: News]

[9] He is nicknamed Durantula primarily due to his extensive reach and long wingspan.

Contents

High school

.A basketball player from his earliest days, Durant played for a successful Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) youth basketball team, the PG Jaguars.^ A basketball player from his earliest days, Durant played for a very successful AAU youth basketball team.
  • Kevin Durant - Hoopedia 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC hoopedia.nba.com [Source type: General]

^ From Day 1 in the NBA, he has been the best player on his team.
  • Durant Durant 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.theroot.com [Source type: General]

^ A basketball player from his earliest days, Durant played for a successful Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) youth basketball team in the PG Jaguars.
  • Kevin Durant - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki Database 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC armchairgm.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.The Jaguars won multiple national championships with Durant and fellow future blue chip recruits Michael Beasley (Miami Heat) and Chris Braswell (Charlotte).^ Kevin Durant vs. Michael Beasley .
  • Kevin Durant vs. Michael Beasley | Longhorns | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC blogs.chron.com [Source type: General]

^ Durant's team, the PG Jaguars , won multiple national championships and included fellow blue chip recruits Michael Beasley ( Kansas State ) and Chris Braswell ( Georgetown ).
  • Kevin Durant - Hoopedia 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC hoopedia.nba.com [Source type: General]

^ The Jaguars won multiple national championships with Durant and fellow future blue chip recruits Michael Beasley (Kansas State) and Chris Braswell (Georgetown).
  • Kevin Durant - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki Database 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC armchairgm.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Durant wore, and continues to wear, the #35 jersey in honor of his childhood mentor and AAU coach, Charles Craig, who was murdered at age 35.[10] Durant later moved on to play AAU basketball with fellow McDonald's All American Tywon Lawson (North Carolina) for the DC Blue Devils.^ Durant later moved on to play AAU basketball with fellow McDonald's All American Tywon Lawson (North Carolina) for the DC Blue Devils.
  • Kevin Durant - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki Database 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC armchairgm.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Durant wore, and continues to wear, the #35 jersey in honor of his childhood mentor and AAU coach, Charles Craig, who was murdered at age 35.
  • Kevin Durant - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki Database 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC armchairgm.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Tywon Lawson is all world in France .
  • Kevin Durant - Yahoo! Sports 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC rivals.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.After spending two years at National Christian Academy, and one year at Oak Hill Academy, Durant grew five inches and was 6'7" when he started at Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Maryland for his senior year, during which he grew two more inches and transformed from a point guard to a power forward practically over night.^ Oak Hill Academy team.

^ During this time Durant also starred for the Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Maryland.
  • Kevin Durant - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki Database 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC armchairgm.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Durant, Montrose takes down Oak Hill .
  • Kevin Durant - Yahoo! Sports 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC rivals.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.[11] At Montrose, Durant led the team in scoring and steals and was named the Washington Post All Met Basketball Player of the Year.^ At Montrose, Durant led the team in scoring and was named the 2006 All-Met Player of the Year in Boys' Basketball by The Washington Post.
  • Kevin Durant - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki Database 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC armchairgm.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ The guy is not a team player at all.
  • Kevin Durant - Rotoworld.com Forums 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC forums.rotoworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At Montrose, Durant led the team in scoring and was named the Washington Post All Met Basketball Player of the Year.
  • Kevin Durant - Professional Basketball - NBA Athlete Profile 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.athlete.com [Source type: General]

.Durant also played with current Maryland point guard Greivis Vasquez while at Montrose.^ For his senior season of high school, Durant transferred from Oak Hill Academy to Montrose Christian in Maryland, where he was named the Washington Post’s 2006 Player of the Year.
  • Kevin Durant, Kevin Durant picture, Kevin Durant University of Texas Longhorns UT 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: General]

^ But it was only when he was paired with Abdul-Jabbar (then Lew Alcindor) in Milwaukee and focused exclusively on playing point guard that he finally got his ring.
  • How the NBA could screw up Kevin Durant. - By Nathaniel Friedman - Slate Magazine 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.slate.com [Source type: General]
  • How the NBA could screw up Kevin Durant. - By Nathaniel Friedman - Slate Magazine 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.slate.com [Source type: General]

^ Last year continued the pattern: The Thunder allowed 8.2 more points per 100 possessions when Durant played than when he didn't.
  • Kevin Durant's improved defense has fueled Thunder's turnaround - Britt Robson - SI.com 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC sportsillustrated.cnn.com [Source type: General]

.Vetter described Durant as a hard working player, complete with size, and incredible skills in shooting, ball handling, defense, and even some post up moves.^ Durant, Beasley both incredible players.
  • Kevin Durant vs. Michael Beasley | Longhorns | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC blogs.chron.com [Source type: General]

^ Vetter described Durant as a hard working player, complete with size, shooting skills and ball handling skills.
  • Kevin Durant - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki Database 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC armchairgm.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ He can shoot the ball from the outside and he can post up smaller guys.
  • Notes from TNT's Coverage of the NBA - Friday, February 13, 2009: Kevin Durant Drops 46 On the Rookies | The Starting Five 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC thestartingfive.net [Source type: General]

.[12] Durant also was named a McDonald's All American and named co-MVP of the 2006 McDonald's All American game along with Chase Budinger.^ Durant also was named a McDonald's All American and was co-MVP of the 2006 McDonald's All American game with Chase Budinger .
  • Kevin Durant - Hoopedia 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC hoopedia.nba.com [Source type: General]

^ Durant also was named a McDonald's All American and named as co-MVP of the 2006 McDonald's All American game along with Chase Budinger.
  • Kevin Durant - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki Database 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC armchairgm.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ February 23, 2006 -- Durant and future teammate DJ Augustin are named McDonald's All-Americans .
  • Tribute Day: #35 Kevin Durant - Burnt Orange Nation 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.burntorangenation.com [Source type: General]

.Behind Greg Oden, Durant was widely regarded as the second-best high school prospect.^ Behind Greg Oden , Durant was widely regarded as the second-best high school prospect .
  • Kevin Durant - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki Database 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC armchairgm.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Most pundits project him as the first or second pick in the NBA draft depending on what Ohio State's 7-foot center Greg Oden does.
  • Sports: Texas star Durant enjoys historic day 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.sptimes.com [Source type: News]

^ Kevin Durant true to his school (0) Kevin Durant stomps Greg Oden in first pro match-up (0) Kevin Durant scores 46 in domination of NBA Rookie Challenge (0) 6 Comments .
  • Kevin Durant to play for OKC Thunder - despite sucky logo » 40 Acres Sports 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.40acressports.com [Source type: General]

[13][14]

College

.A 6'9" swingman with a 7'5" wingspan,[15] Durant was one of four freshman starters for the University of Texas basketball team.^ A 6'9" (without shoes) small forward with a 7'4¾" wingspan[19], Durant was one of four freshman starters for the University of Texas basketball team.
  • Kevin Durant - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki Database 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC armchairgm.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Birthplace Washington, DC College University of Texas at Austin Summary Kevin Wayne Durant (born September 29, 1988 in Washington, D.C.) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA...
  • Kevin Durant athletic career, photos, articles, and videos | Fanbase 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.fanbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Posted by CutiePatootie 2 years 10 months ago; via texassports.com ATLANTA -- University of Texas freshman swingman Kevin Durant has been named the winner of the 2007 Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Sunday night at the Georgia World Congress Center.

.Durant started in all 35 games of the season, which culminated with a loss in the second round of the NCAA tournament to the University of Southern California.^ Durant started in all 35 games of the season, which culminated with a loss in the second round of the NCAA tournament to University of Southern California.
  • Kevin Durant - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki Database 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC armchairgm.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Durant started in all 35 games of the season, which culminated with a loss in the second round of the NCAA tournament to the University of Southern California.
  • Kevin Durant - Professional Basketball - NBA Athlete Profile 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.athlete.com [Source type: General]

^ "It's just a game," Durant said prior to the NCAA Tournament.
  • Rivals.com College Basketball - Rivals.com Player of the Year: Kevin Durant 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC collegebasketball.rivals.com [Source type: General]

.Texas finished third in the conference with a 12–4 record and was the runner-up in the 2007 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament.^ I am a Big 12 basketball fan.
  • Special K - Kevin Durant - CelticsBlog 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.celticsblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Texas finished third in the conference, with a 12-4 record and was the runner-up in the 2007 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament.
  • Kevin Durant - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki Database 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC armchairgm.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ His thrust upon the scene in the Big 12 Conference wowed the faithful in the sooner state with a masterful 36 point and 15 rebound performance in the title game.
  • Kevin Durant—Skywalking To Stardom | Bleacher Report 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC bleacherreport.com [Source type: General]

[16]
.Although he had a slender frame, Durant frequently used it to his advantage by posting up bigger players, while shooting over smaller guards.^ He can shoot the ball from the outside and he can post up smaller guys.
  • Notes from TNT's Coverage of the NBA - Friday, February 13, 2009: Kevin Durant Drops 46 On the Rookies | The Starting Five 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC thestartingfive.net [Source type: General]

^ Durant : I mean, I’ll take smaller players in the post and I’ll take bigger guys outside.
  • DraftExpress: McDonald's All-American Game: Kevin Durant Interview 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.draftexpress.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted by Darnell Mayberry on January 13, 2010M at 4:30 pm Kevin Durant recently was asked to give his scouting report on himself, how he would defend his nearly indefensible long and lanky frame, with its pure-shooting stroke and a penchant for piling up 40 points.
  • Defending Kevin Durant | Thunder Rumblings 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC blog.newsok.com [Source type: General]

[17] .ESPN analyst Dick Vitale praised Durant as the "most prolific offensive skilled big perimeter" ever and proceeded to compare Durant's game to those of current NBA stars like Kevin Garnett and Dirk Nowitzki.^ NBA All-Star Game 2010 (6) .
  • Kevin Durant and Plus/Minus Now Best Friends - bethlehemshoals.tsn - The Baseline - Sporting News 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.sportingnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Kevin Durant to keep the game's authoritative ...
  • Kevin Durant Autograph - Cheap Kevin Durant 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.scardsonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tags: NBA + kevin durant .
  • Kevin Durant: 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC sports.commongate.com [Source type: General]
  • NBA: Kevin Durant, Carmelo anthony, Allen iverson, Lebron james, New ball, Suspended, Nuggets, Cleveland Cavs 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC sports.commongate.com [Source type: General]

[18] .After a 37-point, 23-rebound winning performance against the Texas Tech Red Raiders, head coach Bob Knight described Durant as quick, fast and mobile, and being "really good".[19] Texas coach Rick Barnes admitted to rarely calling set plays for Durant, instead relying on Durant himself and on his teammates to find him within the flow of the offense.^ Kevin Durant is really, really good at basketballing.
  • Kevin Durant » Tag Archive » The Two Man Game 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.thetwomangame.com [Source type: General]

^ Durant finds the key to winning .
  • Know i:t Kevin Durant 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC knowit.newsok.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Know i:t Kevin Durant 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC knowit.newsok.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Texas Tech (Lubbock) 37 points, 23 rebounds, 3 steals, 5-9 three pointers .
  • Tribute Day: #35 Kevin Durant - Burnt Orange Nation 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.burntorangenation.com [Source type: General]

[20]
.Coming into the season, Durant was widely hailed by the media as the Big 12's top freshman and a top candidate to be named Freshman of the Year.^ Big 12 Player of the Year?
  • Kevin Durant - College Basketball 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.rivals.com [Source type: General]

^ Durant, a 6'9" shooting guard with a 7'4¾" wingspan, was widely hailed by the media as the Big 12 's top freshman and a top candidate for Freshman of the Year .
  • Kevin Durant - Hoopedia 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC hoopedia.nba.com [Source type: General]

^ Durant is the Big 12 Player of the Year — 3/4/2007, from Orangebloods.com .
  • Kevin Durant - College Basketball 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.rivals.com [Source type: General]

[21] .He averaged 25.8 points per game and 11.1 rebounds per game during his freshman season with the Texas Longhorns.^ Durant continued to have a good season and averaged over 20 points per game.
  • Kevin Durant 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

^ He averaged 25.7 points and 11.2 rebounds while shooting 41.2 percent on 3s.

^ Durant has surpassed those numbers, averaging 25.1 points and 11.4 rebounds.
  • Opinion: Durant looks like next Carmelo - College basketball- nbcsports.msnbc.com 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC nbcsports.msnbc.com [Source type: General]

.In Big 12 games he averaged 28.9 points and 12.5 rebounds per game.^ Averaged 28.9 points and 12.5 rebounds in conference play, both Big 12 single-season records for league games only.
  • NBA.com: Kevin Durant Draft 2007 Profile 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.nba.com [Source type: General]

^ He averaged 25.8 points per game and 11.1 rebounds a game in college.
  • Greg Oden Vs Kevin Durant: Who's Going to Be the Better Player? - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ He averaged 20.3 points per game.
  • Durant Durant 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.theroot.com [Source type: General]

.His college career high for scoring was 37 points, which he achieved on four occasions.^ LeBron James recorded a double-double including a game high 37 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder Saturday 100-99.
  • Kevin Durant // BlogCatalog Topic // BlogCatalog 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.blogcatalog.com [Source type: General]

^ NBA: LeBron James scored 37 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Orlando Magic 112-102 .
  • NBA: Given Kevin Durant's progress this season why is the Oklahoma City Thunder forward not being feted in the NBA? | Sport | guardian.co.uk 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ His scoring total left him seven points short of 4,000 in his career.
  • 1070 The Fan - Indy's Sportscenter 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC 1070thefan.stats.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • NOLA.com: NBA 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC stats.nola.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Player Stats - Kevin Durant - cbs2.com 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC sports.cbs2.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Player Stats - Kevin Durant - cbs4denver.com 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC sports.cbs4denver.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Player Stats - Kevin Durant - wbztv.com 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC sports.wbztv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Sports - NBA - Player Stats - Kevin Durant - San Jose Mercury News 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC stats.mercurynews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Durant had thirty 20-point games his freshman year, including 37 in a losing effort against Kansas for the regular-season Big 12 title.^ Durant scores 34 in losing effort .
  • Durant goes for 30 in victory 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.fantasysp.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Durant continued to have a good season and averaged over 20 points per game.
  • Kevin Durant 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

^ Kevin Durant: meet Big 12.
  • Tribute Day: #35 Kevin Durant - Burnt Orange Nation 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.burntorangenation.com [Source type: General]

.In March 2007, Durant was named the NABC Division I Player of the Year,[2] and received the Oscar Robertson Trophy[4] and the Adolph F. Rupp Trophy,[5] becoming the first freshman to win each of these awards.^ March 22, 2007 -- Durant wins National Player of the Year .
  • Tribute Day: #35 Kevin Durant - Burnt Orange Nation 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.burntorangenation.com [Source type: General]

^ In March 2007 , Durant was named the NABC Division I Player of the Year, and received the Oscar Robertson Trophy and the Adolph F. Rupp Trophy , becoming the first college freshman to win each of these awards.
  • Kevin Durant - Hoopedia 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC hoopedia.nba.com [Source type: General]

^ Rivals.com has named Durant its 2007 Player of the Year, regardless of class.
  • Rivals.com College Basketball - Rivals.com Player of the Year: Kevin Durant 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC collegebasketball.rivals.com [Source type: General]

.On March 30, 2007, he was selected as the Associated Press college player of the year, becoming the first freshman and the first Texas athlete to receive this award since its inception in 1961.[2][22] On April 1, 2007, he became the first freshman to receive the Naismith Award[23] and on April 7, 2007, won the John R. Wooden Award.^ March 22, 2007 at 01:21 AM .
  • Like Most of You (I Assume), Kobe Thinks Kevin Durant Can Play | Lakers Blog | Los Angeles Times 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC lakersblog.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ March 30, 2007 1:21 PM .
  • D.C. Sports Bog - Kevin Durant, Greg Oden and Endless Meat 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC blog.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ March 22, 2007 at 03:58 AM .
  • Like Most of You (I Assume), Kobe Thinks Kevin Durant Can Play | Lakers Blog | Los Angeles Times 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC lakersblog.latimes.com [Source type: General]

[7]
.In late February 2007, Durant received an invitation to the Team USA Basketball training camp, becoming the second freshman after Greg Oden to achieve this.^ Durant comfortable at Team USA camp - Sports - ReviewJournal.com .
  • Durant comfortable at Team USA camp - Sports - ReviewJournal.com 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.lvrj.com [Source type: News]

^ (Greg Oden received zero votes.
  • Kevin Durant Is The Rookie Of The Year | The Big Lead 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC thebiglead.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Specializing in basketball camps & private training.
  • 227's YouTube Chili'-NIKE 'The Leap' ft. Kevin Chili' Durant - NBA - Oklahoma City Thunder! Chili!' 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.prlog.org [Source type: General]
  • 227's YouTube "Chili'-Kevin Chili' Durant "DURANTULA" - NBA - Count Chili' Dracula Mix! KD '227!' 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.prlog.org [Source type: General]

[24]
.Less than a week after being drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics, the University of Texas announced the retirement of Durant's #35 jersey.^ Video: Kevin Durant has #35 jersey retired .
  • Kevin Durant » 40 Acres Sports 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.40acressports.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The current home arena, Ford Center, has seen Durant’s exploits in 2006-07 as a freshman star for the University of Texas Longhorns.
  • Kevin Durant—Skywalking To Stardom | Bleacher Report 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC bleacherreport.com [Source type: General]

^ Full name: Kevin Wayne Durant Born: September 29 , 1988 Birthplace: Washington, DC Height: 6'9" Weight: 215 lbs Position: Guard/Forward Jersey: 35 2007 draft: Second overall (Sonics) 2007 Associated Press College Basketball Player of the Year 2007 Big 12 Rookie of the Year University of Texas retired Durant's #35 jersey.
  • Kevin Durant 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

.The number will now hang in the rafters at the Frank Erwin Center along with the #11 of former Longhorn great T. J. Ford.^ The current home arena, Ford Center, has seen Durant’s exploits in 2006-07 as a freshman star for the University of Texas Longhorns.
  • Kevin Durant—Skywalking To Stardom | Bleacher Report 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC bleacherreport.com [Source type: General]

^ Former Texas Longhorns basketball great & current NBA star - Kevin Chili' Durant #35 - Oklahoma City Thunder!
  • 227's YouTube Chili'-NIKE 'The Leap' ft. Kevin Chili' Durant - NBA - Oklahoma City Thunder! Chili!' 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.prlog.org [Source type: General]

^ "To walk into the building and see my jersey in the rafters and seeing the Longhorns on the floor was great.
  • Austin news, sports, weather, Longhorns, business | Statesman.com 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.statesman.com [Source type: News]

[25] .Durant's jersey is now one of nine retired by the University of Texas .^ The current home arena, Ford Center, has seen Durant’s exploits in 2006-07 as a freshman star for the University of Texas Longhorns.
  • Kevin Durant—Skywalking To Stardom | Bleacher Report 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC bleacherreport.com [Source type: General]

^ If you missed the halftime retirement ceremony of Kevin Durant’s jersey from earlier this week the Statesman has a brief video that’s definitely worth watching: .
  • Kevin Durant » 40 Acres Sports 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.40acressports.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Video: Kevin Durant says “Don’t Criticize, Hyperize” (0) Video: Kevin Durant has #35 jersey retired (0) Nothing to do in Oklahoma City?
  • Kevin Durant to play for OKC Thunder - despite sucky logo » 40 Acres Sports 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.40acressports.com [Source type: General]

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NBA career

Rookie season

Durant signing autographs in January 2008.
.Durant declared himself eligible for the 2007 NBA Draft on April 11, 2007 and signed his first professional contract on May 25 with the Upper Deck Company, who later heralded Durant to be the focus of their 2007–08 NBA trading card line.^ Durant declared himself eligible for the 2007 NBA Draft .
  • Kevin Durant - Hoopedia 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC hoopedia.nba.com [Source type: General]

^ The Kevin Durant Upper Deck Seattle signing will start at about 4 p.m.
  • Beckett Media LP 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.beckett.com [Source type: General]

^ NBA 2007 Draft Mix .
  • Kevin Durant Wins H.O.R.S.E. Competition Video 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC thunder.fandome.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Video - Kevin Durant New Commercial - FanDome 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC thunder.fandome.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Video - Kevin Durant Eating Booger - FanDome 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC sonics.fandome.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.On June 28, 2007, Durant was taken second overall in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics.^ After his freshman year at Texas , Durant entered the 2007 NBA draft and was selected second overall by the Sonics.
  • Kevin Durant 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

^ Seattle Supersonics videos > > SPORT: NBA .
  • Video - Kevin Durant Eating Booger - FanDome 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC sonics.fandome.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Seattle in the NBA draft.
  • Kevin Durant vs. Michael Beasley | Longhorns | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC blogs.chron.com [Source type: General]

.It was expected that either he or Greg Oden, the starting center for Ohio State at the time, were to go Number 1 in the draft, but Oden was taken ahead of Durant when it actually happened.^ Durant will certainly go to Seatle at number 2.
  • Greg Oden Vs Kevin Durant: Who's Going to Be the Better Player? - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ Most experts currently view him and fellow freshman Greg Oden as the two players likely to be selected first in the draft, either first overall by the Portland Trail Blazers or second by the Seattle SuperSonics .
  • Kevin Durant - Hoopedia 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC hoopedia.nba.com [Source type: General]

^ Durant is signing only a limited number of balls "6/28/07 Sonics Top Pick" to signify his big draft.
  • Beckett Media LP 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.beckett.com [Source type: General]

[8] In the proceeding month, Durant went on to sign a seven-year, $60 million endorsement deal with Nike—a rookie deal only surpassed by LeBron James' contract with Nike.[27] .In doing so, Durant reportedly turned down a potential $70 million contract with Adidas, opting for Nike since he had worn them all his life.^ Before he signed his sneaker deal with Nike, Durant turned down an offer from Adidas worth $70 million.
  • Kevin Durant is NEXT - Chris Jones - ESPN The Magazine - ESPN 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC sports.espn.go.com [Source type: General]

^ Presti, always the opportunist, noticed the swing's potential and signed him long-term to a reasonable four-year, $13.5 million contract.
  • Oklahoma City Thunder: more than Kevin Durant, Jeff Green, James Harden, and Russell Westbrook 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.hoopsvibe.com [Source type: General]

^ If Durant wants to be a great defender, he will be because he won’t have to expend all of his energy slashing into the teeth of the defense every time down the floor.
  • SLAM ONLINE | » Top 50: Kevin Durant, no. 8 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.slamonline.com [Source type: General]

.After playing only a handful of games in the NBA Summer League, Durant was chosen to trial for Team USA and participate in the State Farm USA basketball challenge, alongside NBA all-stars like Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwight Howard.^ This is for fans, All-Star game isn't.
  • NBA FanVoice > Thread - Kevin Durant, Best Young Player? 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC my.nba.com [Source type: General]

^ He wants the likes of LeBron James and Kobe Bryant under the bright lights.
  • KEVIN-DURANT.LOVE.COM | All Things Kevin Durant 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC kevin-durant.love.com [Source type: General]

^ LeBron James - "Kobe Bryant passed me the torch" .
  • Kevin Durant Wins H.O.R.S.E. Competition Video 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC thunder.fandome.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[28] .Although Durant held his own in scoring 22 points for the Blue team in one game, he was ultimately dropped when the roster was trimmed to the twelve-player limit.^ Score 81 points in a regulation game?
  • LeBron James vs Kevin Durant: NBA's rivalry for the next decade? - InterBasket - International Basketball & Euroleague Forum 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC forums.interbasket.net [Source type: General]

^ Durant has scored at least 25 points in 18 straight games.

^ Rudy Gay scored a game-high 27 points for the losing Blue team.
  • Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant passes on Slam Dunk Contest, says he doesn’t have chance to win 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC blog.taragana.com [Source type: General]

[29] .Coach Mike Krzyzewski cited the experience of the remaining players as the deciding factor in making the cut.^ Kevin Durant We documented Wednesday’s practice and discussed the chances of these players making the cut for Team U.S.A. here .
  • Rudy Gay and Kevin Durant Impress in USA Showcase | HoopsDaily.com 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.hoopsdaily.com [Source type: General]

^ Kevin Durant praised by coach Mike Krzyzewski at Team USA training camp - ESPN .
  • Others [beside Kevin Durant] who caught the coaches' eyes included Rudy Gay, Derrick Rose, Eric... - Clips Nation 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.clipsnation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We focused on defense from Day One, and when one of your better players is one of your better defenders, it makes coaching easier.
  • Kevin Durant's improved defense has fueled Thunder's turnaround - Britt Robson - SI.com 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC sportsillustrated.cnn.com [Source type: General]

[29]
.On October 31, 2007, Durant made his NBA debut with 18 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals[30] in a loss to the Denver Nuggets.^ Durant had 31 points and 10 rebounds, and the Thunder eclipsed .
  • http://krmg.com/blogging/cxr-search.cgi?tag=Kevin%20Durant&blog_id=31&IncludeBlogs=31 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC krmg.com [Source type: General]

^ Durant, who entered with a 31-point career average against Indiana, also had 12 rebounds for his seventh double-double of the season despite missing the final 6:55 of the first quarter after picking up two quick fouls.
  • Kevin Durant scores 40 as Thunder win | detnews.com | The Detroit News 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.detnews.com [Source type: News]
  • Kevin Durant scores 40 as Thunder win | detnews.com | The Detroit News 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.detnews.com [Source type: News]

^ Durant has missed only 10 career games and this season is averaging 28.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.8 steals, all career-highs.
  • Kevin Durant on Greg Oden: 'It's unfair' | Blazers Blog - OregonLive.com 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC blog.oregonlive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[31] .On November 16, 2007 Durant made the first game-winning shot of his NBA career with a key 3-pointer to beat the Atlanta Hawks in double overtime.^ Do you remember Kevin Durant's first NBA (summer league 2007) game?
  • Kevin Durant Dunk Or How to Increase Vertical Jump 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC ezinearticles.com [Source type: General]

^ Durant, who entered with a 31-point career average against Indiana, also had 12 rebounds for his seventh double-double of the season despite missing the final 6:55 of the first quarter after picking up two quick fouls.
  • Kevin Durant scores 40 as Thunder win | detnews.com | The Detroit News 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.detnews.com [Source type: News]
  • Kevin Durant scores 40 as Thunder win | detnews.com | The Detroit News 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.detnews.com [Source type: News]

^ Durant has missed only 10 career games and this season is averaging 28.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.8 steals, all career-highs.
  • Kevin Durant on Greg Oden: 'It's unfair' | Blazers Blog - OregonLive.com 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC blog.oregonlive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[32] .Durant finished with 21 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, and 3 blocks.^ In addition to his 29 points on 8 of 24 shooting, Durant also had 13 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 blocks.

^ In addition to 25 points, Brewer contributed 5 steals, 6 assists 5 rebounds and 1 block.
  • Kevin Durant // BlogCatalog Topic // BlogCatalog 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.blogcatalog.com [Source type: General]

^ Put me in for durant at 25 pts, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1.5 blocks, 1 steal.
  • Supersonicsoul: The unofficial blog of the SEATTLE Supersonics. 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.supersonicsoul.com [Source type: General]

[33] .On November 30, 2007, Durant scored 35 points to beat the Indiana Pacers.^ Durant scores 40 as Thunder beat Pacers 108-102 .
  • Newsvine - kevin-durant 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.newsvine.com [Source type: News]

^ He made his NBA debut on October 31 , 2007, scoring 18 points with five rebounds and three steals.
  • Kevin Durant 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

^ Durant led the Sophomore team with 45 points on 17/25 shooting and 7 rebounds, beating the rookies 122-116.
  • Kevin Durant Steals Show at Rookie-Sophomore Game - Robert Littal Presents The Infamous BlackSportsOnline 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC blacksportsonline.com [Source type: General]

[34] .In a game against the Denver Nuggets, he flirted with a triple double as he came up with 37 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists.^ LeBron James had 37 points, 12 assists, and nine rebounds.

^ TJ finished the game close to a triple double with 24 points, 10 assists, and seven rebounds.
  • Kevin Durant » 40 Acres Sports 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.40acressports.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Denver Nuggets have lost 14 games...
  • floridatoday.com | SEC Football: News, photos, topics, and quotes on Kevin Durant 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC sec.floridatoday.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In the last game of his rookie season, Durant finally recorded his first double-double of his career with a career-high 42 points and a career-high 13 rebounds, and also added 5 assists.^ Durant had a team-high 16 points in 33 minutes in his first game in Boston.
  • Durant carrying heavy load - The Boston Globe 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: News]

^ Durant scored 13 of his season-high tying 40 points in the fourth quarter.
  • Kevin Durant shines down the stretch | NewsOK.com 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC newsok.com [Source type: General]

^ Williams finished the game with 22 points, four rebounds and four assists.
  • Kevin Durant : EveryJoe - Sports News – Tech Reviews – Entertainment – Life Tips for EveryJoe 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.everyjoe.com [Source type: General]

.In addition to leading all rookies in scoring for the season, he was named the NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month for November[35][36], December[37] (2007), January[38], March[39] and April[40] (2008).^ April 10, 2007 3:38 PM .
  • Texas Longhorns: Football, Basketball, Baseball and more | Statesman.com 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.statesman.com [Source type: General]

^ April 10, 2007 3:36 PM .
  • Texas Longhorns: Football, Basketball, Baseball and more | Statesman.com 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.statesman.com [Source type: General]

^ March 30, 2007 6:39 PM .
  • D.C. Sports Bog - Kevin Durant, Greg Oden and Endless Meat 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC blog.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

[41] .Durant's 20.3 point per game season average broke the SuperSonics' 40-year-old rookie record set by Bob Rule during the 1967–68 season.^ A constant scorer, he’s averaging 20+ points per.
  • Kevin Durant for MVP? | Bleacher Report 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC bleacherreport.com [Source type: General]

^ Five 40-point games .
  • Setting the Bar: Kevin Durant | Daily Thunder.com 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.dailythunder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Also, think about Durant only being 20 years old.
  • SLAM ONLINE | » Kevin Durant vs. Gilbert Arenas Showdown? 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.slamonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.On April 30, 2008, Associated Press reported that Durant was awarded the NBA Rookie of the Year Award for the 2007–08 season.^ Durant was the 2007-08 Rookie of the Year while Oden missed the entire season due to an injury.
  • Kevin Durant » 40 Acres Sports 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.40acressports.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And the media said he was Rookie of the Year in 2008.
  • Kevin Durant eats plus/minus for breakfast - NBA 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC ballhype.com [Source type: General]
  • How Good is Kevin Durant and the Thunder? « The Wages of Wins Journal 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC dberri.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ (Durant was named the NBA's Rookie of the Year after his first season, 2007-08, his team's last in Seattle.
  • Kevin Durant is NEXT - Chris Jones - ESPN The Magazine - ESPN 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC sports.espn.go.com [Source type: General]

[42]

2008–09 season

.Following the 2007–08 season, the Supersonics relocated to Oklahoma as the Oklahoma City Thunder.^ Oklahoma City Thunder Jersey 4X .
  • Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Gear Price Comparison Supersite 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.thunder-jerseys.com [Source type: General]

^ Oklahoma City Thunder (28) .
  • Kevin Durant and Plus/Minus Now Best Friends - bethlehemshoals.tsn - The Baseline - Sporting News 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.sportingnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Oklahoma City Thunder - Drafted 2nd overall in 2007 .
  • ShamSports.com: Kevin Durant player profile 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.shamsports.com [Source type: News]

.Although Durant was not selected to play in the 2009 NBA All-Star Game in Phoenix, he did take part in two events.^ This is for fans, All-Star game isn't.
  • NBA FanVoice > Thread - Kevin Durant, Best Young Player? 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC my.nba.com [Source type: General]

^ NBA All-Star voting .
  • Kevin Durant on the Cover of Slam - Welcome to Loud City 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.welcometoloudcity.com [Source type: General]

^ NBA All-Star Game 2009 (6) .
  • Kevin Durant Just Wishes to Play Basketball - Bethlehem Shoals - The Sporting Blog - Sporting News 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.sportingnews.com [Source type: General]

.On February 13, 2009, Durant led the Sophomore team to a 122–116 victory over the Rookie side at the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam.^ Durant led the Sophomore team with 45 points on 17/25 shooting and 7 rebounds, beating the rookies 122-116.
  • Kevin Durant Steals Show at Rookie-Sophomore Game - Robert Littal Presents The Infamous BlackSportsOnline 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC blacksportsonline.com [Source type: General]

^ In the next game against Oklahoma State, Durant scored his team’s first 13 points in the opening 8 minutes of the game, and 19 in the half, before falling asleep until the end of the game but still nailing the 3-pointer that clinched the victory for his team.
  • DraftExpressProfile: Kevin Durant, Stats, Comparisons, and Outlook 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.draftexpress.com [Source type: General]

^ Durant went on to be named the league's rookie of the year, while Green was a first-team pick on the league's all-rookie team.
  • http://krmg.com/blogging/cxr-search.cgi?tag=Kevin%20Durant&blog_id=31&IncludeBlogs=31 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC krmg.com [Source type: General]

.He was crowned the MVP for the game after he set the scoring record with 46 points, breaking the old mark set in 2004 when Suns F-C Amar'e Stoudemire had 36 for the sophomores.^ Score 81 points in a regulation game?
  • LeBron James vs Kevin Durant: NBA's rivalry for the next decade? - InterBasket - International Basketball & Euroleague Forum 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC forums.interbasket.net [Source type: General]

^ SCORED MORE POINTS. Great game.
  • Kevin Durant > Greg Oden | Daily Thunder.com 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.dailythunder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Score 400 points in a game .
  • Setting the Bar: Kevin Durant | Daily Thunder.com 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.dailythunder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The next day, Durant came from behind to win the first ever H-O-R-S-E Competition in NBA All-Star weekend history, beating out Joe Johnson from the Atlanta Hawks and O. J. Mayo from the Memphis Grizzlies after getting four quick letters early in the game.^ Three Thunder players involved in the NBA All-Star weekend!
  • http://krmg.com/blogging/cxr-search.cgi?tag=Kevin%20Durant&blog_id=31&IncludeBlogs=31 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC krmg.com [Source type: General]

^ This is for fans, All-Star game isn't.
  • NBA FanVoice > Thread - Kevin Durant, Best Young Player? 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC my.nba.com [Source type: General]

^ He should be in the all-star game .

2009-2010 season

.Durant won the 2010 H-O-R-S-E contest to win his second in a row.^ January 9, 2010 Kevin Durant gunned down the Pacers with 40 points in Saturday's 108-102 home win.
  • Owner's Edge NBA - Kevin Durant - Notes 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC ownersedge.fanball.com [Source type: General]

^ January 22, 2010 : Gay's last-second jumper extends Grizzlies' home win streak .
  • Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA - CBSSports.com Basketball 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.cbssports.com [Source type: General]

^ E.T. on January 31, 2010 (the “Entry Period”), Sponsors will conduct a Contest encouraging entrants to enter for a chance to win a prize.
  • NBA FanVoice > Thread - Kevin Durant, Best Young Player? 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC my.nba.com [Source type: General]

.He also made his first All-Star Game appearance, and coached the rookies at the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam.^ This is for fans, All-Star game isn't.
  • NBA FanVoice > Thread - Kevin Durant, Best Young Player? 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC my.nba.com [Source type: General]

^ NBA All-Star Game 2010 (6) .
  • Kevin Durant and Plus/Minus Now Best Friends - bethlehemshoals.tsn - The Baseline - Sporting News 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.sportingnews.com [Source type: General]

^ NBA All-Star Game 2009 (6) .
  • Kevin Durant Just Wishes to Play Basketball - Bethlehem Shoals - The Sporting Blog - Sporting News 26 January 2010 18:44 UTC www.sportingnews.com [Source type: General]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Seattle 80 80 34.6 .430 .288 .873 4.4 2.4 1.0 .9 20.3
2008–09 Oklahoma City 74 73 39.0 .476 .422 .863 6.5 2.8 1.3 .7 25.3
2009–10 Oklahoma City 50 50 39.92 .485 .376 .881 7.34 2.96 1.4 .86 29.7
Career 204 203 37.5 .461 .360 .870 5.8 2.7 1.2 .8 24.4

Awards and honors

Milestones and records
Seattle SuperSonics/Oklahoma City Thunder Franchise Records
  • Consecutive games scoring 30 or more points (7, from December 22, 2009 to January 2, 2010)
  • Consecutive games scoring 25 or more points (29, from December 22, 2009 to February 23, 2010)

Other achievements

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
J. J. Redick
Naismith College Player of the Year
2007
Succeeded by
Tyler Hansbrough
Preceded by
J. J. Redick
John R. Wooden Award
2007
Succeeded by
Tyler Hansbrough
Preceded by
P. J. Tucker
Big 12 Conference
Men's Basketball
Player of the Year

2007
Succeeded by
Michael Beasley
Preceded by
J. J. Redick
Adam Morrison
Oscar Robertson Trophy
2007
Succeeded by
Tyler Hansbrough
Preceded by
J. J. Redick
Adolph Rupp Trophy
2007
Succeeded by
Tyler Hansbrough
Preceded by
Brandon Roy
NBA Rookie of the Year
2008
Succeeded by
Derrick Rose

Simple English

Kevin Wayne Durant (born September 29, 1988 in Washington, D.C., United States)is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA. A 6'9" small forward/shooting guard who is also capable of playing power forward, Durant was the consensus 2007 National College Player of the Year and the 2006–2007 Big 12 Player of the Year, amongst other awards. After his freshman season at the University of Texas,[1] Durant opted to enter the NBA Draft,[1] where he was selected second overall by the Seattle SuperSonics. There he went on to win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award after his debut season. In 2007, Durant signed an endorsement contract with Nike.[2]

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