April 8, 2007

Durant makes it a clean sweep

Kevin Durant's coronation as the best freshman player to ever lace up his sneakers at the college level is officially complete.

After winning all six of the nation's previous National Player of the Year awards, Durant made it a clean sweep on Saturday when he was named the winner of the John R. Wooden Award in Los Angeles.

Durant, who ranked fourth in the nation in both scoring and rebounding this season, dominated the voting with 4,351 points in what turned out to be one of the most one-sided races in Wooden Award history. Fellow freshman Greg Oden of Ohio State was the closest with 2,858 points, while Alando Tucker of Wisconsin (2,779), Acie Law of Texas A&M (2,708) and Tyler Hansbrough of North Carolina (2,142) rounded out the top five.

"I am humbled to receive this award," Durant said.

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