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Kevin Durant is a six-foot 9 inch small forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He is among the most consistent offensive players in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Coach and Injury
During this time, Durant began wearing #35 as his jersey number in honor of his AAU coach Charles Craig, who was murdered at the age of 35.
Kevin Durant exited the Oklahoma City Thunder's game against the Dallas Mavericks on Feb. 19 in the fourth quarter with an injury to his surgically repaired foot. He underwent a foot procedure on Feb. 22 and has undergone another, season-ending procedure that will see him sidelined for the next four to six months.
High-School, NBA Draft
As he approached graduation Durant was considered the nation's second-best high-school basketball player in the 2006 class (Behind Greg Oden). Had he graduated one year earlier, Durant's talents would unquestionably have made him an early selection in the NBA draft, but in 2006 the NBA had increased its age requirement for entrance into the league from 18 to 19, making it mandatory that all new players be at least one year beyond high-school graduation. Attended Texas for his college career
In his rookie season, Durant was selected as a member of the NBA's All-Rookie First Team and was named the NBA's "Rookie of the Year." After the 2007-08 season, the Seattle SuperSonics relocated the organization from Seattle, Washington to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, becoming the Oklahoma City Thunder. Career stats
PPG APG RPG
27.3 3.6 7.0
Kevin Durant was born in Suitland, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. His mother, the former Wanda Durant, was a postal worker, and his father, Wayne Pratt, a federal police officer. When Kevin was born his parents were not married. Wayne Pratt was absent for much of his son's childhood;