Kevin Durant is undeniably one of the most skilled and talented offensive players that the NBA has ever seen. While he is yet to be included in conversations for the greatest player of all time, there is no arguing that he is a sensational and rare player. Durant can now be considered a veteran in the league since he is 34 years old and has been in the NBA for 15 years now and still appears to be in his prime.
While his legacy in the NBA might be considered controversial to some, Durant was scouted as an incredible talent and drafted into the league all the way back in 2007. Before that he was in college, where he grew into the player we recognize today. Let us take a closer look at his life and accomplishments in college.
Kevin Durant attended college at the University of Texas
KD was born in Washington DC to his mother Wanda and father Wayne. Unfortunately for his family, his father deserted them when he was a young child and his mother was left with the responsibility of raising Kevin and his 3 siblings. This was undoubtedly very difficult to do and Durant remains grateful to his mother even today.
He attended high school with multiple religiously oriented institutions such as National Christian Academy and Montrose Christian school. It was during this time that his first growth spurt kicked in. As a result of that, his passion and interest in basketball also increased significantly.
Considering his size and basketball skills, Durant was soon considered a hyped-up NBA draft prospect as he was graduating high school. KD was expected to enroll in well-known basketball-oriented institutions such as Duke or Kentucky. However, he went with the less-known University of Texas and its team the Texas Longhorns.
There KD developed furthermore into a full-fledged athlete. While he only stayed in college for a single year, he averaged 25.8 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 1. 3 assists. He also carried his team to hold an impressive record of 25 wins and 10 losses. They made it to the NCAA tournament but were eliminated in the second round.
We all know what happened soon after that. Durant declared his eligibility for the NBA draft and was selected by the Seattle Supersonics as the 2nd pick in the 2007 NBA draft.