Notes: 2007: Selected by Seattle in 1st round (2nd overall) of the NBA Draft...2008: NBA Rookie of the Year; NBA All-Rookie First Team...2010: NBA All-Star; NBA Scoring Champion; All-NBA First Team...2011: NBA All-Star; NBA Scoring Champion; All-NBA First Team; Re-signed with Oklahoma City to a five-year deal worth $86 million...2012: NBA All-Star; All-Star Game MVP; All-NBA First Team; Gold Medallist with United States at Summer Olympics in London...2013: NBA All-Star; All NBA First Team.
Consensus National Player of the Year in 2006-07, the first freshman in NCAA history to claim the award...Led the Big 12 Conference in scoring with 25.8 ppg and in rebounding with 11.1 rpg...Also topped the league in blocked shots...Widely regarded as one of the top two prospects in this draft (along with fellow freshman Greg Oden), Durant is ready to make an impact immediately at the NBA level...Freakishly athletic, especially for a player of his
size...Tremendous quick, agile and versatile...Can handle the ball like a guard and has three-point range...Routinely beats his man down the floor...Tremendous hands and ability to score from anywhere on the court...Advanced post moves for a player so young...Wants the ball in clutch situations and seemed to get better with every game in college...Passes the ball well and is a born leader...A solid defender who will improve with time and added strength...Quite possibly the most talented player in the draft.
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