Kevin Durant (2007)
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One-year starter on the wing ... consensus National Player of the Year in his freshman campaign ... first freshman in NCAA history to win any of the major National Player of the Year awards ... consensus first-team All-American ... Big 12 Conference Player and Freshman of the Year ... declared for the 2007 NBA Draft following his freshman season ... two-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection (minimum 3.0 GPA).
As a Freshman in 2006-07
Consensus National Player of the Year (Wooden Award, Naismith Trophy, Associated Press, NABC, USBWA, Adolph Rupp Trophy, CBS/Chevrolet, ESPN.com, SI.com, The Sporting News) ... first freshman to earn National Player of the Year honors by any of the above entities ... consensus first-team All-American ... just the third freshman in NCAA history to earn that honor (Wayman Tisdale of Oklahoma in 1983 and Chris Jackson of LSU in 1989) ... National Freshman of the Year (USBWA, The Sporting News) ... Big 12 Conference Player of the Year (first freshman to earn the honor) ... Big 12 Freshman of the Year ... All-Big 12 First Team choice by the league's coaches and The Associated Press ... Big 12 All-Defensive Team and All-Rookie Team pick ... only player in the nation to rank in the Top 10 nationally in both scoring (fourth) and rebounding (fourth) ... led the Big 12 Conference in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots ... led the team in scoring (25.8 ppg), rebounding (11.1 rpg), blocked shots (67), steals (66), double-doubles (20) and minutes played (35.9 mpg) ... his 20 double-doubles ranked second nationally (21 by Nick Fazekas, Nevada) ... the 20 double-doubles set a UT freshman record and tied for second on the UT single-season list ... reached the 30-point mark 11 times, the 20-point plateau in 30 games and posted double digits in points in all 35 games ... the eleven 30-point efforts are a UT single-season record and the most in a single season in Big 12 history ... prior to this season, there had only been nine total 30-point performances by freshmen in Big 12 history (only seven coming in league play) ... upped his play during league action, averaging 28.9 points and 12.5 rebounds per game, both of which are Big 12 single-season records for conference games ... set the Big 12 freshman season scoring record with eight games left in the regular season ... broke the Big 12 freshman season rebounding mark with seven games left in the regular season ... his 903 total points are a UT single-season record (772, Travis Mays, 1989-90) and a Big 12 single-season record (844, Marcus Fizer, 1999-2000) ... his season point total also is the second-highest point total by a freshman in NCAA history (965 by Chris Jackson, LSU, 1988-89) ... only the second frosh in NCAA history to score at least 900 points in a season ... set a Big 12 record for points in conference play with 462 (396, Marcus Fizer, Iowa State, 1999-2000) ... his 390 rebounds are a UT single-season record (370, LaSalle Thompson, 1980-81) and rank second on the Big 12 list ... the rebound total ranks third on the NCAA freshman season list (ahead of both Ralph Sampson's 381 at Virginia in 1979-80 and Shaquille O'Neal's 385 at LSU in 1989-90) ... set a Big 12 record for single-season rebounds in conference play with 200 (190, Tony Battie, Texas Tech, 1996-97) ... his 1.91 blocks per game average is the second-highest by a UT freshman since 1972-73 (2.90, Chris Mihm, 1997-98) ... his 67 blocks rank second on the UT freshman list and the Big 12 single-season freshman list (Chris Mihm, 90, 1997-98) ... his 66 steals rank second on the UT freshman list (72, T.J. Ford, 2001-02) and fifth on the Big 12 single-season freshman list ... named National Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 8-14 by ESPN.com, FoxSports.com and The Sporting News ... named the "Diaper Dandy of the Week" by Dick Vitale at ESPN.com three times (Jan. 8, Jan. 29 and Feb. 5) ... holds the Big 12 record for most total weekly awards in one year with 10 ... garnered the league's Player of the Week mention on Jan. 8, Jan. 15, Jan. 29 and Mar. 5 and earned Rookie of the Week accolades on Nov. 13, Nov. 20, Dec. 26, Jan. 2, Feb. 5 and Feb. 26 ... earned four of the seven Player of the Week honors ever awarded to a freshman in the league's 10-plus seasons ... owns seven of the top nine single-game scoring efforts by a freshman in UT history ... set a UT record for most points scored in a freshman debut, posting 20 points in just 22 minutes against Alcorn State (Nov. 9) ... the previous mark was 18 points, accomplished three times ... had a streak of 27 consecutive free throws made snapped in the home win against Texas State (Dec. 16) ... that ranked as the second-longest string in UT history (since the 1969-70 season) ... had 37 points and 16 rebounds at Colorado (Jan. 6) ... the point total tied the UT freshman single-game scoring record and tied the UT mark for most points in a Big 12 Conference game ... the point total also marked a league record for most points by a freshman in Big 12 Conference history ... followed with 34 points and 13 rebounds against Missouri (Jan. 10) ... became the first Texas player since Reggie Freeman to record back-to-back 30-point efforts ... became the first freshman in Big 12 Conference history to record back-to-back 30-point games ... had 37 points, 12 boards and four blocks in the triple-overtime loss at No. 12 Oklahoma State (Jan. 16) ... tallied 34 points and nine rebounds against Baylor (Jan. 27) ... posted 37 points and a career-high 23 rebounds in the victory at Texas Tech (Jan. 31) ... became the first player in UT history and second individual in Big 12 history to record a 30-point, 20-rebound performance ... recorded the most combined points and rebounds (60) in a single game in Big 12 history ... the 23 rebounds tied the Big 12 single-game mark and were just one shy of the overall school single-game record ... his performance marked just the eighth 30-20 effort in Division I play since the 1996-97 season ... added 32 points, nine boards and five blocks in the loss to Kansas State (Feb. 3) ... became the first player at Texas since Jim Krivacs in December 1977 to record three consecutive 30-point efforts ... matched that feat in the last three games of the regular season with 32, 30 and 32 points, respectively, against Oklahoma, No. 7 Texas A&M and No. 3 Kansas ... posted a double-double with 32 points (9-of-14 FG, 5-of-6 threes, 9-of-10 FT) and 10 rebounds in 38 minutes at Oklahoma (Feb. 24) ... recorded 30 points and 16 rebounds in 49 minutes against No. 7 Texas A&M (Feb. 28) ... hit a career-high six 3-pointers in scoring 32 points in 34 minutes at No. 3 Kansas (Mar. 3) ... became first UT player to earn MVP honors of the Big 12 Championship ... set a Big 12 Championship record with 92 points (79, Marcus Fizer, Iowa State, 2000) ... scored 24 points in the second half of the quarterfinals against Baylor (Mar. 9) to lead the Horns to their largest comeback victory in the Rick Barnes era (down 48-28 with 17:06 left) ... tallied 26 points, eight rebounds and two steals in 37 minutes against Oklahoma State (Mar. 10) in the semifinals ... matched his career high with 37 points and set his career high with six blocks in addition to 10 rebounds and two steals in 43 minutes against No. 2 Kansas (Mar. 11) in the title game of the Big 12 Championship... became the first Longhorn to record a 30-point game in the Big 12 Championship ... set career highs in free throws made (15) and attempted (16) en route to a 27-point effort in 38 minutes against New Mexico State (Mar. 16) in the NCAA First Round victory ... matched a UT record for made field goals in a NCAA Tournament game with 11 in recording 30 points (11-of-24 FG) during the loss to No. 23 USC in the NCAA Second Round (Mar. 18) ... two-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection for having a minimum 3.0 GPA (Fall 2006, Spring 2007).
Played his senior year at Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Md. (head coach Stu Vetter) ... McDonald's All-American ... first-team All-American by USA Today and Parade Magazine ... ranked as the No. 2 prospect nationally by Rivals.com following his senior season ... also tabbed the nation's top small forward by Rivals.com ... named co-MVP of the McDonald's All-American Game in San Diego (March 29) ... posted a game-high 25 points (10-of-17 FG) and four assists while playing alongside UT recruit D.J. Augustin for the victorious West squad ... one of 10 players selected to play for the U.S. team at the 2006 Nike Hoop Summit ... started and tallied 20 points and seven boards in 22 minutes to help the Americans record a 109-91 win against the World Select Team in Memphis (April 8) ... started and registered 16 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three blocks in 24 minutes for the Jordan Black squad at the Jordan All-American Classic in New York City (April 22) ... earned MVP honors for the Jordan Black team at the Jordan Classic ... averaged 23.6 points, 10.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 3.0 steals and 2.6 blocks per game while leading Montrose Christian to a 20-2 mark and a No. 9 ranking in the final USA Today poll during his senior year ... posted a game-high 31 points in Montrose Christian's victory against top-ranked Oak Hill Academy (March 4) ... played his junior season at Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) ... second-team All-American by Parade Magazine in his junior year ... averaged 19.6 points, 8.8 rebounds and three blocks per contest as a junior ... converted 65 percent from the floor, including 43 percent from three-point range, and 77 percent from the free throw line during his junior year.
Full name is Kevin Wayne Durant ... son of Wayne and Wanda Pratt ... born Sept. 29, 1988 in Washington, D.C. ... wore jersey No. 35 to honor his childhood AAU coach, Charles Craig (Craig passed away at age 35).