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Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He is a three time scoring champion and 2012 olympic gold medalist.

 

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Guided by Kevin and his mother, Wanda Pratt, the Kevin Durant Family Foundation’s vision is to “play forward” Durant’s own priorities—helping children and families succeed. To achieve that vision, monies donated to the Foundation will support funding areas that are aligned with the very things that Kevin believes were of help to him as he was growing up and on his personal road to the NBA.

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This is the explanation given about Durant's foundation on the foundation's website.

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Kevin Durant is a fourth year NBA star, currently playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Originally from the D.C./Maryland area, Kevin attended college at the University of Texas at Austin. He was selected 2nd overall by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 2007 NBA Draft.

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By his second year in the NBA Kevin Durant was considered an elite NBA player. He finished second behind LeBron James in the MVP voting, led the league in scoring, and was named to the All-NBA team. He was the youngest player in NBA history to win the league's scoring title.

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CAREER AVERAGES
26.3 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 2.8 apg and 1.2 spg in 38.1 mpg (380 career games).

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Won a gold medal as a member of Team USA during the 2012 Olympics in London. Set a USA Basketball Olympic record by scoring 156 points in a single Olympic games.

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The 2012 olympic team was arguably the second best USA basketball team ever assembled, after the Dream Team.

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In his one season at the University of Texas, Kevin completed one of the greatest seasons in the history of College Basketball. In 35 games at UT, Kevin averaged 25.8 ppg (first in Big 12, fourth in the nation), 11 rpg and 1.9 bpg. He scored 20-plus points 30 times, posted 30-plus points 11 times and recorded 20 double-doubles during his one year as a Longhorn. Kevin exploded for 37 points and a career-high 23 rebounds at Texas Tech and again posted 37 points along with 10 rebounds, a career-high 6 assists and a career-high six blocks vs. Kansas in the Big 12 Tournament finals. He was named the Big 12 Tournament Most Valuable Player after scoring a tournament record 92 points.

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Kevin transferred to basketball factory Oak Hill Academy as a junior, where he joined his former teammate Lawson. Kevin averaged 19.6 points and 8.8 rebounds and was voted a Second Team All-American by Parade Magazine. The following year, Kevin moved on to National Christian Academy, under legendary coach Stu Vetter. There he upped his averages to 23.6 points and 10.9 rebounds. Kevin was named a McDonald’s All-American. He was also honored as co-MVP of the 2006 McDonald’s All-Star Game.

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Oak Hill Academy is known as one of the best basketball high schools in the country, It has produced other NBA stars such as Carmelo Anthony, Rajon Rando, and Brandon Jennings.

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After just one year of college basketball, Durant declared himself eligible for the 2007 NBA Draft. In June of that year, he was chosen second overall in the first round by the Seattle SuperSonics. Around that same time, Durant signed a $60 million, seven-year endorsement deal with Nike, a major deal at the time, exceeded only by LeBron James's Nike contract.

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The "one and done" pattern of stand-out college basketball players has become a common practice.

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Kevin was always the tallest boy in his class—and very self-conscious about his height. His mother asked his teachers to put him at the end of lines, so he wouldn't stand out as much. His grandmother Barbara consoled him, saying that his height was a blessing—just wait and see. Over the years, through all the ups and downs, she would prove to be the family’s rock.

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Durant's relationship with his grandmother was vital while he was growing up.

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Kevin Durant was born just outside of the nation's capital, in Suitland, Maryland, on September 29, 1988. As one of four children of Wanda and Wayne Pratt, Durant grew up loving sports with his sister, Brianna, and two brothers, Anthony (also a basketball player) and Rayvonne. His grandmother, Barbara, was a strong influence, telling him that his height was a blessing, even though schoolmates teased him for always being the tallest in class.

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