USA BASKETBALL NOTES:

  • Honors:  Selected 2010 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year; Named MVP of the 2010 FIBA World Championship and to the five-member 2010 All-World Championship Team.
  • Gold Medals: 2012 Olympic Games, 2010 FIBA World Championship.
  • In 31 games in a USA jersey he has compiled 617 points (19.9 ppg.), 183 rebounds (5.9 rpg.), 66 assists (2.1 apg.), while shooting 52.4 percent (216-412) from the floor, 48.1 percent (87-181) from 3-point and 89.1 percent (98-110) from the foul line.
  • Named a finalist for the 2014 USA National Team on Aug. 5, 2014
  • Recorded 9 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 blocked shot and 1 steal in almost 26 minutes of action for the victorious USA White Team in the abbreviated 2014 USA Basketball Showcase in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Named a member of the 2014-16 USA Men’s National Team on Jan. 23, 2014.
  • Member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team that finished 8-0 and won the gold medal. Started in all eight games and averaged a team high 19.5 ppg., and added 5.8 rpg., 2.6 apg., 1.6 spg., and shot 48.5 percent from the field, 52.3 percent (34-65) from 3-point and 88.9 percent (24-27) from the free throw line.
  • Member of the 2012 USA National Team that finished pre-Olympic tour with a 5-0 record. Started in three of five games and averaged a team second best 17.6 ppg., and added 5.0 rpg., 2.2 apg., 1.2 spg., and shot 57.6 percent from the field and 55.2 percent (16-29) from 3-point.
  • Named a finalist for the 2012 USA Men’s Olympic Team on Jan. 16, 2012.
  • Member of the 2010 USA World Championship Team that finished 9-0 and won gold, the USA’s first world championship since 1994.
  • Named MVP of the World Championship and to the five-member All-World Championship Team.
  • Started all nine 2010 FIBA World Championship games and averaged a team-high 22.8 ppg., added a team second-best 6.1 rpg., 1.8 apg., 1.4 spg., shot 55.6 percent (74-133 FGs) from the floor, 45.6 percent (26-57 3pt FGs) from 3-point and 91.2 percent (31-34 FTs) from the foul line. Averaged a team high 28.2 minutes a game.
  • Established USA World Championship competition records for most points scored, highest scoring average, most made and attempted field goals, and ranks second for most attempted 3-point field goals, third for most made 3-point field goals, fifth for most free throws made, seventh for most rebounds and 10th for most free throws attempted.
  • Set USA World Championship single-game records for points scored (record 38 points in semifinals win over Lithuania), most field goals made and attempted, and most 3-point field goals attempted.
  • Ranked among all competitors at the FIBA World Championship first in 3-point field goals made and attempted, second for points scored, second in field goals made, tied for second in field goals attempted, third in points averaged, third in free throw percentage, sixth in field goal percentage, tied for seventh in free throws made, 21st in 3-point percentage.
  • Scored 12 or more points in all nine USA's games, recorded 20 or more points in five games, and earned USA game scoring honors in five games.
  • Recorded 27 points 9-18 FGs, 4-6 3pt FGs, 5-6 FTs) and 10 reboundsin 70-68 win against Brazil; 33 points (11-19 FGs, 3-8 3pt FGs, 8-9 FTs) in quarterfinals win over Russia; a USA record 38 points (14-25 FGs, 5-12 3pt FGs, 5-5 FTs) in semifinals win over Lithuania and 25 points (10-17 FGs, 7-13 3pt FGs, 1-2 FTs) in gold medal game win over Turkey.
  • Member of the 2010 USA Men’s National Team that finished 4-0 in its pre-World Championship tour. Averaged a team-bests of 17.3 ppg., 7.3 rpg. and 1.8 blocks, while adidng 1,8 apg. and 1.0 spg..
  • In the 2010 USA Basketball Showcase, helped lead the USA White Team to a 114-96 victory and recorded a game high 28 points, and radded five rebounds, two assists in 29 minutes.
  • Named a member of the 2010-12 USA Men’s National Team on Feb. 10, 2010.
  • Participated in the 2009 USA Basketball National Team Mini-Camp.
  • Member of the USA Blue Team in the 2009 USA Basketball Showcase and led team to a win and recorded 20 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists.
  • Participated in the 2007 USA Senior National Team training camps in Las Vegas.
  • Helped lead the USA Blue Team in the 2007 State Farm USA Basketball Challenge to a come-from-behind 105-104 victory and recorded 22 points, and added 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals in 24 minutes.
  • Added on May 23, 2007, to the USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team.
  • Selected to play for the U.S. team at the 2006 Nike Hoop Summit. Started and tallied 20 points and 7 boards in 22 minutes to help the USA Americans record a 109-91 win against the World Select Team in Memphis (4/8/06).


NBA HONORS:

  • Named the NBA Most Valuable Player in 2014.
  • Named All-NBA first team five consecutive years (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014).
  • Finished runner-up for 2009-10 NBA MVP award.
  • Six-time NBA All-Star selection (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015).
  • Four-time NBA scoring champion (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014)
  • Voted a starter for the 2012 Western Conference All-Star Team. Earned MVP honors after recording 36 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals in 37 minutes.
  • Named a starter for the 2011 Western Conference All-Star Team and finished with 34 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in 30 minutes.
  • Selected a 2010 NBA All-Star, finished with 15 points and 5 rebounds in 20 minutes.
  • Recorded a Rookie Challenge record 46 points (17-25 FGs, 4-8 3pt FGS, 8-8 FTs) and added 7 rebounds to lead the Sophomores to a 122-116 win in the 2009 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge.
  • Named 2007-08 NBA Rookie of the Year and NBA All-Rookie first team.
  • Selected NBA Rookie of the Month five times in 2007-08.
  • Played in the 2008 NBA Rookie Challenge at the 2008 All-Star weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana. Recorded a team best 23 points and added 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals in just under 27 minutes of action.
  • Captured the 2010 and 2009 H-O-R-S-E competition held during All-Star weekend.

NBA MILESTONES:

  • Became in 2011-12 just the 8th player in NBA history to win three consecutive scoring titles.
  • Averaged 30.1 ppg. in 2009-2010 to become the youngest player ever to lead the NBA in scoring.
  • At age 19 years 200 days, no player in the history of the NBA has scored as many points in a game at a younger age.
  • Became in 2009-10 just the 10th NBA player to start every game during the regular season and average 30 points or better.
  • Set Oklahoma City franchise all-time record for points in a single season in 2009-10 (2472 points).
  • Led the NBA and set an Oklahoma City franchise record with 45 games in 2009-10 of 30 points or more scoring.
  • Recorded in 2009-10 a streak of 25 or more points in 29 consecutive games, an all-time Oklahoma City franchise record and the longest streak for all active NBA players.
  • Set Oklahoma City franchise record and led the NBA with 756 made free throws in 2009-10.
  • Became the second youngest NBA player to reach 4,000 career points versus Boston (12/4/09).
  • On Nov. 24, 2009, versus Utah, he became just the 4th player in NBA history (LeBron James (twice), Shaquille O’Neal and Michael Jordan) to score at least 400 points during the first 15 games of a season at an age of 21-year-old or younger.


NBA NOTES:

  • Completed in 2013-14 his seventh NBA season, all with Oklahoma City/Seattle.
  • Has played and started 542 games in his career and averaged 27.4 ppg., 6.9 rpg., 4.5 apg., 1.3 spg., 1.0 bpg., while shooting 47.9 percent from the field, 37.7 percent from 3-point and 88.2 percent from the foul line.
  • Started and played in 66 games in 2011-12, averaged a league leading 28.0 ppg.
  • Finished 2011-12 ranked 1st in the NBA in scoring, 1st in field goals made, 1st in free throws made, 1st in minutes played, 2nd in field goals attempted, 3rd in efficiency ranking, 3rd in minutes played per game, 3rd in 3-point field goals made, 3rd in free throws attempted, 4th in 3-point field goals attempted, 21st in field goal percentage, 24th in rebounds per game, 27th in free throw percentage, 28th in blocks per game, 31st in steals per game, 39th in assists per game.
  • Ranked among all NBA rookies in 2007-08 1st in points per game, 1st in minutes per game (34.6); 4th in assists per game; 4th in steals per game; 4th in free throw percentage; tied for 5th in blocked shots per game and tied for 9th in rebounds per game.
  • Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics with the second overall pick of the 2007 NBA Draft.


COLLEGE NOTES:

  • As a freshman led the Longhorns in 2006-07 to a 25-10 record and the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament.
  • In 2006-07 became the first freshman in NCAA history to earn consensus National Player of the Year honors.
  • Winner of the 2007 John R. Wooden Award, became the first freshman to win the award, which was first presented in 1977.
  • Led the Big 12 Conference in scoring (25.8 ppg.), rebounding (11.1 rpg.), blocked shots (67) and double-doubles (20).
  • Was the only player to rank in the Top 10 nationally in both scoring (fourth) and rebounding (fourth).
  • Named in 2007 to The Associated Press All-America first team, becoming the third player in school history to earn first-team All-America recognition from the AP and was the only unanimous choice of the 72-member national media panel.
  • Named the 2007 Big 12 Conference Player and Freshman of the Year to become the first freshman in league history to earn Player of the Year honors, also named a unanimous All-Big 12 first team and earned a spot on Big 12 All-Defensive Team and the Big 12 All-Rookie team.
  • Became the first player in the Big 12 history to score 400 points or grab 200 rebounds in conference play.
  • Recorded a league-record nine 30-point games.
  • Set a record for scoring average in league games (28.9 ppg.).
  • Became the first player in Texas history to declare for the NBA Draft following his freshman year.


PERSONAL NOTES:

  • Born September 29, 1988, in Suitland, Maryland.
  • Full name is Kevin Wayne Durant.
  • Son of Wanda and Wayne Pratt.
  • Has two brothers, Anthony and Rayvonne, and one sister, Briana. Brother Anthony played basketball at Butler C.C. and two seasons at Towson University (2007-08 - 2008-09).
  • Named All-America first team by USA Today and Parade Magazine.
  • Named co-MVP of the 2006 McDonald's All-American game finishing with 25 points, five rebounds and four assists in leading the West to a 112-94 win over the East.
  • Recorded 16 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three blocks in 24 minutes in the 2006 Jordan All-American Classic in New York City and earned MVP honors.
  • Attended Montrose Christian and as a senior in 2005-06 and led team to 20-2 record, win over then No. 1 ranked Oak Hill Academy and a #9 national ranking by USA Today and a #2 national ranking by HoopsUSA. Averaged as a senior 24.0 ppg., 10.0 rpg., 3.0 apg., 3.0 spg., and shot 43 percent from 3-point.
  • Transferred to Oak Hill and as a junior in 2004-05, averaged 19.6 ppg., 8.8 rpg., 4.3 apg., 2.0 bpg., shot 60 percent from the floor, 43 percent from 3-point range, and 75 percent from the free throw line while leading Oak Hill to a 34-2 mark and No. 1 ranking by USA Today.


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    USA Basketball Statistics

    TEAM
    G/S
    MIN/AVG
    FGM-FGA
    PCT
    3PM-3PA
    PCT
    FTM-FTA
    PCT
    REB/AVG
    PTS/AVG
    AST
    BLK
    STL
    2014 MNTX 1/1   26/26.0   4-    9 .444   1-   3 .333   0-    0 .--- 3/ 3.0 9/   9.0 3 1 1
    2012 OLY 8/8 208/26.0 49-101 .485 34- 65 .523 24- 2 7 .889 46/ 5.8 156/ 19.5 21 5 13
    2012 MNT 5/3 130/26.0 34-  59 .576 16- 29 .552   4-    7 .571 25/ 5.0 88/ 17.6 11 1 6
    2010 WC 9/9 254/28.2 74-133 .556 26- 57 .456 31-  34 .912 55/ 6.1 205/ 22.8 16 6 13
    2010 MNT 4/4 102/25.5 24-  52 .462   3- 12 .250 18-  21 .857 29/ 7.3 69/ 17.3 7 7 4
    2010 MNTX 1/1  29/29.0 10-  17 .588   2-   3 .667   6-    6 12.000 5/ 5.0 28/ 28.0 2 0 0
    2009 MNT 1/1  23/23.0   5-  12 .417   1-   4 .250   9-    9 1.000 8/ 8.0 20/ 20.0 4 0 0
    2007 MNT 1/0  25/25.0   9-  14 .643   2-   5 .400   2-    2 1.000 6/ 6.0 22/ 22.0 1 0 3
    2006 HUM 1/1  22/22.0   7-  15 .467   2-   3 .667   4-    4 1.000 7/ 7.0 20/ 20.0 1 1 0
    Totals
    31/28
    819/26.4
    216-412
    .524
    87-181
    .481
    98-110
    .891
    184/ 5.9
    617/ 19.9
    66
    21
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