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After just a few years, Kevin Durant has become one of the top players in the NBA. He plays small forward, but is versatile enough to play many other positions. He is one of the best pure scorers and shooters in the game.

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Where did Kevin grow up?

Kevin Durant was born in Washington D.C. on September 19, 1988. He grew up just outside of DC in Seat Pleasant, Maryland. His mother, Wanda Pratt, raised him together with his grandmother.

At the age of 10 Kevin decided he was going to be a basketball player. His mother said she would help him and kept on him his whole career about working extra hard and keeping in shape. Kevin attributes much of his success to his mother.

Where did Kevin Durant play college basketball?

Kevin went to college at the University of Texas. He played one year for the Texas Longhorns before going to the NBA. Durant had an amazing freshman year at Texas. He won many of the Player of the Year awards including the prestigious Naismith and Wooden awards. It was a great accomplishment for a freshman and demonstrated that he was ready to become a superstar at the next level.

Kevin Durant in the NBA

Durant was drafted second, behind Greg Oden, in the NBA draft by the Seattle Supersonics. He played his first year in Seattle and then the team relocated to Oklahoma City and changed its name to the Thunder. Durant won Rookie of the Year and became just the third NBA rookie to average more than 20 points a game. The other two were LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony.

By his second year in the NBA Kevin Durant was considered an elite NBA player. He finished second behind LeBron James in the MVP voting, led the league in scoring, and was named to the All-NBA team. He was the youngest player in NBA history to win the league's scoring title.

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