Kevin Wayne Durant (born September 29, 1988 in Washington, D.C.) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA.
A 6’9″ small forward, Durant was the consensus 2007 National College Player of the Year, in addition to being selected as the 2006Ã¢â‚¬”2007 Big 12 Player of the Year, amongst other awards. After his freshman season at the University of Texas, Durant opted to enter the NBA Draft, where he was selected second overall by the Seattle SuperSonics. There, he went on to claim the NBA Rookie of the Year Award after his debut season.
Durant signed an endorsement contract with Nike in 2007.