April 10, 2007

One and done?

Kevin Durant came to Texas with high expectations, then exceeded his goals to the point of sweeping every national award, and has reportedly made the decision to declare for the NBA draft, according to sources close to the situation.

Texas head coach Rick Barnes said on Monday night that he expected a quick decision from his record-stetting freshman, and the team has called a 4 p.m. press conference for today.

Durant, who has gone back and forth with the decision, took home MVP honors at the Longhorns' annual basketball banquet on Monday night, but he and his family were unavailable for comment.

Durant set or tied 36 Texas records in the best individual season in the program's history, as well as setting numerous records in the best season in Big 12 history. He has swept every award possible. The honors began with the Big 12 Player of the Year, but that was the tip of the iceberg.

Durant followed up the Big Player of the Year award by winning all seven national awards. In a two-week span, Durant was awarded the NABC (national association of basketball coaches) Award, the Oscar Robertson Trophy, the Adolph Rudd Trophy, the CBS/Chevrolet Player of the Year, Associated Press Player of the Year, Naismith Award and Wooden Award.

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