Widely regarded as one of the best small and power forwards in the NBA, Kevin Durant stands at 6ft 9 inches tall and dominates the court as the face of the OKC Thunder franchise. As the major driving force behind the Oklahoma Thunder, Durant turned the franchise into a perennial postseason contender courtesy of his scoring ability and amazing game-changing statistics. Not only is Durant an absolute star on the court, he’s also a class act off the court and one of the most well-liked players in the league.
Even during his teenage years at the earliest stages of the game, Kevin Durant was one of the most talented players on the court. As a high school kid, Durant was labeled as the next big thing in basketball who was already already on the road to stardom and various top colleges were fighting for his signature. Prior to his senior year at Montrose Christian School, Durant committed to the University of Texas and was regarded as the second-best high school prospect for 2006.
Kevin Durant joined the Texas Longhorns for the 2006-07 season, where he only played for one year before announcing that would enter the 2007 NBA Draft. During that one season in NCAA basketball, Durant posted very impressive stats that included averaging 25.8 points per game with 11.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists. These numbers resulted in a number of different awards for Durant’s resume including becoming the first freshman to be awarded the Naismith College player of the year award.