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Kevin Durant

USA BASKETBALL NOTES:

  • Honors:  Selected 2016 USA Basketball Co-Male Athlete of the Year; 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: 2016 Olympic Games, 2012 Olympic Games, 2010 FIBA World Championship.
  • Including men’s national team training camps, has played on 11 USA Basketball teams. Has compiled a 39-0 record and won three gold medals in FIBA events, an is 5-1 in USA National Team intra-squad exhibitions. In his USA career, he has appeared in 45 games and compiled 860 points (19.1 ppg.), 242 rebounds (5.4 rpg.), 112 assists (2.5 apg.) and 57 steals (1.3 spg.), while shooting 53.1% from the floor, 48.6% from 3-point and 88.3% from the foul line.
  • Named on Feb. 10, 2020, a finalist for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team.

  • Is one of 19 two-time U.S. men’s Olympians and one of 17 U.S. men to win two Olympic men's basketball gold medals.

  • In the U.S. men’s Olympic single-game record book, lists tied for fourth and tied for ninth in points, including 30 against Serbia in 2016, 30 against Spain 2012 and 28 versus Argentina in 2012.

  • In the U.S. men’s Olympic single-competition record book, is first and second in points (156 in 2012 and 155 in 2016) and first and second in 3-point makes (34 in 2012 and 25 in 2016); first in 3-point attempts (65 in 2012); and fourth in 3-point percentage (.581 in 2016); and tied for fourth in field goals made (52 in 2016).

  • In the U.S. Olympic men’s career record book, is first for points averaged (19.4) and 3-pointers made (59); second for points (311) and 3-pointers attempted (108); tied for second in free throws made (50); third in field goals made (101) and attempted (191); fourth in 3-point percentage (.546) and free throws attempted (59); fifth for rebounds (86); tied for seventh in blocked shots (9); ninth in steals (21); and 11th in assists (49).

  • Member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team, started in all eight USA games and averaged a team leading 19.4 ppg., added 5.0 rpg. and 3.5 apg. in 28.6 mpg. to help lead the USA to an 8-0 record and a third-straight gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games from Aug. 6-21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Shot 57.8% from the field (52-90 FGs), 58.1% from 3-point (25-43 3pt FGs) and 81.3% from the line (26-32 FTs).

  • Among all players in the 12-team field, ranked first in 3-point field goals made (25) and minutes (28.6), second in points scored (155), third in field goal attempts (90) and field goals made (52), fourth in defensive rebounds (37), tied for fourth in 3-point attempts (43), fifth in points per game (19.4), tied for fifth in free throw attempts (32) and sixth in 3-point percentage (.581).

  • Led the USA with 25 points and six assists against China on Aug. 6; tallied 16 points to go with five assists against Venezuela on Aug. 8; had 14 points against Australia on Aug. 10; scored 12 points and was 7-of-8 from the free throw line against Serbia on Aug. 12; tallied 17 points and four assists and was 6-of-6 from the field against France on Aug. 14; led the USA with 27 points against Argentina in the quarterfinals on Aug. 17; had 14 points and eight rebounds against Spain in the semifinals on Aug. 19; and led the USA with 30 points against Serbia in the gold medal game on Aug. 21.

  • Member of the 2016 USA National Team that finished its pre-Olympic tour with a 5-0 record. Averaged a team best 15.6 ppg., 2.8 rpg., 2.8 apg. and shot 46.4% from 3-point range. His four starts were tied for a team-high.

  • Named a member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team on June 27, 2016.

  • Named a finalist for the 2014 USA National Team on Aug. 5, 2014

  • Recorded nine points, three rebounds, three assists, one blocked shot and one 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% from the field, 52.3% (34-65) from 3-point and 88.9% (24-27) from the foul 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., shot 57.6% from the field and 55.2% (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 Cup Team that finished 9-0 and won gold, the USA’s first world cup title since 1994.

  • Named MVP of the 2010 FIBA World Cup and to the five-member all-tournament team.

  • Started in all nine 2010 FIBA World Cup 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% (74-133 FGs) from the floor, 45.6% (26-57 3pt FGs) from 3-point and 91.2% (31-34 FTs) from the foul line; averaged a team-high 28.2 mpg.

  • Established USA World Cup single-competition records for points scored (205), scoring average (22.8) and field goals made (74) and attempted (133); and ranks second for 3-point attempts (57), third for 3-point makes (26), sixth for free throws made (31) and ninth for rebounds (55).

  • Owns four USA men’s World Cup single-game records and set three of those in the USA’s semifinal win against Lithuania on Sept. 11, 2010, including points scored (38) and field goals made (14) and attempted (25). Also set a USA men’s World Cup single-game record for 3-point attempts with 12 versus Turkey on Sept. 12, 2010.

  • Ranked among all competitors at the 2010 FIBA World Cup: first in 3-point makes and attempts, 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 and 21st in 3-point percentage.

  • At the 2010 FIBA World Cup, 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 rebounds in a 70-68 win against Brazil; 33 points (11-19 FGs, 3-8 3pt FGs, 8-9 FTs) in a quarterfinal win over Russia; a USA-record 38 points (14-25 FGs, 5-12 3pt FGs, 5-5 FTs) in a semifinal 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 Cup tour; averaged team-bests of 17.3 ppg., 7.3 rpg. and 1.8 bpg., while adding 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, grabbed five rebounds and two assists in 29 minutes.

  • Member of the USA Blue Team that claimed 49-47 overtime victory in the 2010 USA Basketball Radio City Showcase.  The game, held in the historic Radio City Music Hall in New York, consisted of two 10 minute halves and sudden death was used to determine winner after the game ended regulation tied. He finished with 10 points, four rebounds, four assists, two blocked shots and three steals.

  • Named a member of the 2010-12 USA Men’s National Team on Feb. 10, 2010.

  • Participated in the 2009 USA Basketball National Team Minicamp.

  • Member of the USA Blue Team in the 2009 USA Basketball Showcase and led team to a win and recorded 20 points, eight rebounds and four assists.

  • Member of the 2008 USA Select Team that trained in Las Vegas against the 2008 USA National Team that went on to recapture Olympic gold in Beijing, China.

  • 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, added six rebounds, one assist and three 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 seven boards in 22 minutes to help the 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 2017 and 2018 Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP.
  • Six-time All-NBA first team selection (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2018).
  • Three-time All-NBA second team selection (2016, 2017 and 2019).
  • Four-time NBA scoring champion (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014).
  • Two-time NBA All-Star Game MVP (2012 and 2019).
  • Ten-time NBA All-Star selection (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019).
  • In 10 NBA All-Star appearances, started eight times, compiled 268 minutes (26.8 mpg.), 250 points (25.0 ppg.), 62 rebounds (6.2 rpg.), 37 assists (3.7 apg.) and 17 steals (1.7 spg.). Has shot 53.6 percent from the field, 34.9 percent from 3-point and 89.7 percent from the foul line.
  • Named 2019 NBA All-Star Game MVP after tallying a team-high 31 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocked shots in 25 minutes in helping Team LeBron to a 178-164 win over Team Giannis.
  • Started for Team LeBron at the 2018 NBA All-Star game and recorded 19 points, 6 rebounds 5 assists and 3 steals in 29.9 minutes.
  • Voted a starter for the 2017 NBA Western Conference All-Star Team and recorded a triple-double of 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in 27.1 minutes. Only the fourth triple-double in NBA All-Star history - Michael Jordan (14 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in 1997), LeBron James (29 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in 2011), and Dwyane Wade (24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in2012).
  • Voted a starter for the 2016 NBA Western Conference All-Star Team and recorded 23 points (11-18 FGs), 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals in 22:55 of action.
  • Voted a starter for the 2014 NBA Western Conference All-Star Team and recorded 38 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists and 1 steal in 35 minutes.
  • Voted a starter for the 2013 NBA Western Conference All-Star Team and recorded 30 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals in 31 minutes. 
  • Voted a starter for the 2012 NBA 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 NBA 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:

  • Following completion of the 2018-19 season, has played and started in 849 regular season games, and has compiled 31,340 minutes (36.9 pg.), 22,940 points (27.0 ppg.), 5,992 rebounds (7.1 rpg.), 3,486 assists (4.1 apg.), 948 steals (1.1 spg.) and 941 blocked shots (1.1 bpg.). Shooting 49.3 percent from the field, 38.1 percent from 3-point and 88.3 percent from the foul line.
  • Is the ninth player in NBA history to have recorded at least 22,000 points, 5,000 rebounds, 3,000 assists and 900 blocks.
  • Led the NBA in 2011-12 in scoring averaging 28.0 ppg. to become just the eighth player in NBA history to win three consecutive scoring titles.
  • Averaged 27.7 ppg. in 2010-11 to lead the NBA in scoring for a second consecutive year.
  • Averaged 30.1 ppg. in 2009-2010 to become the youngest player ever to lead the NBA in scoring.
  • One of seven players in NBA history to hit 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from 3-point and 90 percent from the foul line (while qualifying for the league minimums) in a single season, joining the 50/40/90 club (.510 FG%, .416 3pt%, .905 FT%) in 2012-13.
  • At 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 (2,472 points).
  • Led the NBA in 2009-10 and set an Oklahoma City franchise record with 45 games 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, became just the fourth 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-years-old or younger.

 

NBA NOTES:

  • Completed in 2018-19 his 12th NBA season, with Oklahoma City/Seattle, Golden State and Brooklyn.
  • After three seasons with the Golden State Warriors, signed as a free-agent with the Brooklyn Nets on July 7, 2019.
  • Has played and started 849 NBA regular season games in his career, has averaged 27.0 ppg., 7.1 rpg., 4.1 apg., 1.1 spg., 1.1 bpg., while shooting 49.3 percent from the field, 38.1 percent from 3-point and 88.3 percent from the foul line.
  • Has appeared and started in 139 career postseason games through 2018-19, has averaged 29.1 ppg., 7.7 rpg., 4.0 apg., 1.2 bpg. and 1.0 spg., while shooting 47.5 percent from the field, 35.2 percent from 3-point and 86.4 from the foul line.
  • Started and played in 78 games in 2018-19, averaged 25.9 ppg (8th in NBA)., a career-high 6.4 rpg., a career-high 5.9 apg., 0.7 spg., 1.1 bpg., shot 49.3 percent from the field, 38.1 percent from 3-point and 88.5 percent from the foul line (tied for 9th in the NBA).
  • Suffered a ruptured Achilles in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals (Golden State vs. Toronto Raptors, 6/10/19).
  • Had surgery in the 2014-15 off season to repair a Jones fracture in his right foot and missed the first 17 games of the 2014-15 season. Returned in December but underwent another foot surgery at the end of February 2015. Oklahoma City announced on March 27, 2015, that he would undergo a third surgery to his right foot and miss the remainder of the 2014-15 season.
  • 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 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 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, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in leading the West to a 112-94 win over the East.
  • Recorded 16 points, 7 rebounds, 4 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, led team to 20-2 record, win over then No. 1 ranked Oak Hill Academy and a No. 9 national ranking by USA Today and a No. 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.

SOCIAL MEDIA:


USA Basketball Statistics


TEAM
G/S
MIN/AVG
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2016 OLY 8/8 229/28.6 52-  90 .578 25-  43 .581 26-  32 .813 40/  5.0 155/ 19.4 28 4 8
2016 MNT 5/4   98/19.6 24-  43 .558 13-  28 .464 17-  18 .944 14/  2.8 78/ 15.6 14 2 6
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-  27 .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 MWC 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 1.000 5/  5.0 28/ 28.0 2 0 0
2010 MNTX 1/1 29/29.0   4-  12 .333   0-    5 .000   2-    2 1.000 4/  4.0 10/ 10.0 4 2 3
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 HSUM 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
45/41
1175/26.1
296-557
.531
125-257
.486
143-162
.883
242/  5.4
860/ 19.1
112
29
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