Kevin Durant

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Kevin Durant James
Kevin Durant at the free throw line at the University of Texas
Kevin Durant at the free throw line at the University of Texas
Position Guard/Forward
Nickname KD, K-Dog, K-Smoove, Jesus[1]
League NBA
Height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Team Oklahoma City Thunders
Nationality USA
Born 29 Setyembre 1988 (1988-09-29) (26 taong gulang)
Watawat ng Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C.
High school Montrose Christian School,
Rockville, MD (2005-2006)
Oak Hill Academy,
Mouth of Wilson, VA
College Texas
Draft 2nd overall, 2007
Seattle SuperSonics
Pro career 2007–present
Awards 2006 Co-MVP McDonald's All-American Game

2007 ESPN All-American[2]
2007 ESPN Player of the Year[2]
2007 NABC Division I Player of the Year[3]
2007 AP All-America 1st Team (unanimous)[4]
2007 Oscar Robertson Trophy[5]
2007 Adolph Rupp Trophy[6]
2007 Naismith Player of the Year[7]
2007 John R. Wooden Award[8]
2007 AP National Player of the Year

2007 Espy Award College Athlete of the Year

Si Kevin Wayne Durant (ipinanganak noong September 29, 1988 sa Washington, D.C.[9][10]) ay may taas na 6'9" at manlalaro ng basketball para sa koponan ng Oklahoma City Thunders, siya ay napili na pangalawa sa 2007 NBA Draft mula sa University of Texas.[11] Siya ay napili bilang 2006-2007 Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Year at nakatanggap ng di mabilang na parangal. Pagtapos ng kanyang freshman season, napagpasyahan ni Du rant na pumasok sa NBA Draft[11] at siya ay napili na pangalawa sa likod ng kapwa fresman na si Greg Oden.

Buhay sa High school[baguhin | baguhin ang batayan]

Bilang isang Manlalaro ng basketball ng kanyang maagang buhay, si Joey Cerdeña ay matagumpay na naglaro sa (AAU) youth basketball team sa koponan ng PG Jaguars. Ang Jaguars ay nanalo ng makailang beses kasama si Joey at kapwa magiging kasamahan sa blue chip na sina Michael Beasley (Kansas State) at Chris Braswell (Georgetown). Si Durant ay nagpatuloy na suutin ang kanyang jersey na may numero #35 sa pagagalang sa taong nagturo sa kanya ng kaalaman sa basketball at AAU coach na si Charles Craig, an pinatay sa edad na 35.[12] Si Joey ay nagpatuloy at naglaro sa AAU basketball sa kasama ang McDonald's All American na si Tywon Lawson (North Carolina) para sa DC Blue Devils. Noong mga panahon na yun, si Durant ay sumikat din sa koponan ng [Oak Hill Academy (Virginia)|Oak Hill Academy] Academy basketball team, kung saan ito ay nanalo ng 2005 USA Today National Championship. Si Joey ay bumalik sa kanyang tahanan para sa 2007-2008 school year upang maglaro sa Stu Vetter ng Montrose Christian School sa Rockville, Maryland. Sa Montrose, Pinangunahan ni Joey ang koponan sa puntos at pinarangalan siya ng 2006 All-Met Player of the Year sa Boys' Basketball ng The Washington Post. Siya ay inilarawan ni Vetter bilang masipag na manlalaro, may magandang taas, magaling sa pagtira at kakayahan na humawak ng bola.[13] Si Durant ay pinangalanan din na McDonald's All American at pinangalanan bilang co-MVP of the 2006 McDonald's All American game kasama ni Chase Budinger. Sumunod kay Greg Oden, si DUrant ay itinuturing ng marami bilang pangalawa sa pinakamagaling na high school prospect.[14][15]

Kolehiyo[baguhin | baguhin ang batayan]

Sa taas na 6,9" at 7'4¾" na wingspan[16], ang small forward na si Durant ay isa sa mga apat na freshman starters para sa University of Texas basketball team. Si Durant ay naging starter sa 35 na laro ng season, kung saan natapos ito ng may talo sa pangalawang round ng NCAA tournament sa University of Southern California. Ang Texas ay nakatapos ng pangatlo sa conference ng may 12-4 na record at naging runner-up sa 2007 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament.[17]

Bagamat siya ay may balingkinitang katawan, ginamit niya ito na kalamangan sa pagposte sa malalaking manlalaro habang tumitira naman ng jumpshot sa maliliit.[18]. Ang analyst ng ESPN na si Dick Vitale ay pinuri si Durant at nagsabi na si Durant ay "most prolific offensive skilled big perimeter" habang kinumpara siya sa ibang magagaling na manlalaro sa NBA gaya nila Kevin Garnett at Dirk Nowitzki.[19] Matapos ang 35 puntos at 23 rebound sa panalong laro laban sa Texas Tech Red Raiders. Ang head coach na si Bob Knight ay inilarawan si Durant na mabilis at magaling.[20] Ang Texas coach na si Rick Barnes ay umamin na bihira silang gumawa ng mga plays kay Durant, Bagkus sila ay uamaasa sa kakayahan ni Durant na pangsarili at sa mga kakampi na humanap ng daan para sa offense.[21]

Si Durant ay pinuri ng media bilang Big 12 top freshman at top candidate para sa Freshman of the Year.[22] Siya ay gumawa ng average na 28.9 points at 11.1 rebounds kada laro sa kanyang freshman season sa koponan ng Texas Longhorns. Sa mga laban sa Big 12 siya ay gumawa 28.9 points kada laro at 12.5 na rebounds. Sa kanyang karera sa Kolehiyo siya ay nakagawa ng 37 points, kung saaan niya ito tinamo ng apat na beses. Si Durant ay nakagawa din ng 30 points ng dalawangpung beses sa kanyang freshman year, kasama ang ang kanilang talo laban sa Kansas para sa regular season ng Big 12 title.

Noong March 2007, SI durant ay naging NABC Division I Player of the Year,[3] at nakatanggap ng Oscar Robertson Trophy[5] at ng Adolph F. Rupp Trophy,[6] at naging kaunaunahang freshman na nakakuha ng mga awards. Noong March 30, 2007, siya ay napili bilang Associated Press college player of the year, at naging kaunaunahang freshman at manlalaro sa Texas na makakuha ng award matapos ang 1961.[3][23] Noong April 1, 2007 siya ay naging unang freshman na nakatanggap ng Naismith Award[24] at noong April 7, 2007, siya ay nanalo ng John R. Wooden Award.[8]

Noong February 2007, si Durant ay nakatanggap ng imbitasyon sa Team USA Basketball training camp, at naging ikalawang freshman matapos itong matanggap ni oden.[25]

Matapos ang ilang linggo na siya ay madraft sa Seattle SuperSonics, ang University of Texas ay nagsalita ukol sa pagreretiro ng numero ni Durant, ang #35 jersey. Ang numero ay isasabit rafter ng Frank Erwin Center kasama ang numerong #11 ng dating manlalaro na si T.J. Ford.[26]

Karera sa NBA[baguhin | baguhin ang batayan]

Sinabi ni Durant na siya ay papasok sa 2007 NBA Draft at noong April 11, 2007 siya ay pumirma para sa unang professional contract para sa May 25. Ang kanyang kontrata ay sa Upper Deck, Co., sinabi nila na si Durant ay tutuon sa kanilang 2007-08 NBA trading card line. Sinabi rin niya na siya ang magiging cover ng bagong NCAA March Madness 2008 video game ng EA Sports.[27] Siya rin ay ipapakita sa mga commercials ng EA's NBA Live 2008 video game, kasama si Gilbert Arenas.

Noong June 28, 2007, si Durant ay naging second overall sa 2007 NBA Draft para sa Seattle SuperSonics.[11] Ng sumnod na taon si Durant ay pumirma ng pitong taong na may halagang $60 million para sa endorsement deal ng Nike - isang kasunduan ng rookie na nalampasan lamang ni LeBron James.[28] Tinanggihan niya ang $70 million na kontrata para sa Adidas. Sinabi niya na pinili niya ang Nike sapagkat ito ang kanyang sinusuot sa buong buhay niya.

Pagtapos ng mga ilang larao sa NBA Summer League, si Durant ay naglaro sa State Farm USA basketball challenge, nakagawa siya ng 22 points para sa Blue team. Siya ay naglaro kasama sina LeBron James, Chris Bosh at Dwight Howard.[29] Subalit ang kanyang pananatili sa koponan ay di nagtagal matapos gawing itong 12 na manlalaro lamang.[30] Ang Coach na si Mike Krzyzewski ang nagsabi ng mga karanasan para sa mga natirang manlalaro bilang deciding factor sa pagbabawas. [30]

Awards[baguhin | baguhin ang batayan]

High school[baguhin | baguhin ang batayan]

College[baguhin | baguhin ang batayan]

  • Big 12 Rookie of the Week (six times)[32]
  • Big 12 Player of the Week (four times)[32]
  • 2007 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Awards:[33]
    • Player of the Year
    • Big 12 Freshman of the Year
    • All-Big 12 First Team (unanimous)
    • Big 12 All-Defensive Team
    • Big 12 All-Rookie Team (unanimous)
  • 2007 AP National Player of the Year[34]

Statistics[baguhin | baguhin ang batayan]

Year Team Games Played Minutes/Game Points/Game Rebounds/Game Assists/Game Blocks/Game Steals/Game Fouls/Game Turnovers/Game
2006-07 University of Texas 35 35.9 25.8 11.1 1.3 1.9 1.9 2.0 2.8

References[baguhin | baguhin ang batayan]

  1. Wahl, Grant; Luke Winn (February 13, 2007). "Phenomenal Freshman". Sports Illustrated. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/grant_wahl/02/12/freshman0219/. Hinango noong 2007-03-07. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Dre (2007-03-07). "ESPN All-American Team And POY". Serious Hoops. http://serioushoopsblog.com/espn-all-american-team-and-poy/. Hinango noong 2007-03-27. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 National Association of Basketball Coaches (March 21, 2007). Longhorns' Freshman Durant Named NABC Division I Player of the Year (pdf). Pagpapalabas ng balita. Hinango noong 22 Marso 2007.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Brown, Chip (2007-03-27). ""Durant, Law on All-America team"". Dallas Morning News. http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/colleges/topstories/stories/032707dnspoallamerican.19048ec.html. Hinango noong 2007-03-27. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 United States Basketball Writers Association (2007-03-27). USBWA names Durant, Bennett as player, coach of the year. Pagpapalabas ng balita. Hinango noong 27 Marso 2007.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Commonwealth Athletic Club of Kentucky (2007-03-27). Durant Named Player Of The Year. Pagpapalabas ng balita. Hinango noong 28 Marso 2007.
  7. ""Durant wins Naismith Award"". Austin American Statesman. 2007-04-01. http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/longhorns/entries/2007/04/01/durant_wins_naismith_award.html. Hinango noong 2007-04-01. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Rosner, Mark (2007-04-07). "Durant receives Wooden Award". Bevo Beat. Austin American-Statesman. http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/longhorns/entries/2007/04/07/durant_receives_wooden_award.html?cxntfid=blogs_bevo_beat. Hinango noong 2007-04-07. 
  9. "Kevin Durant". NBADraft.net. http://www.nbadraft.net/admincp/profiles/kevindurant.html. Hinango noong 2007-03-07. 
  10. "TexasSports.com". http://www.texassports.com/index.php?s=&url_channel_id=16&change_well_id=17&member_id=974. Hinango noong 2007-03-09. 
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Padron:Cite web He is probably the greatest man to ever walk the face of the earth
  12. "UT's Durant: righteous talent SPORTSDAY". TexasSports.com. http://www.texassports.com/doc_lib/newsstand_mbb/DMN-UTs_Durant_rightous_talent.pdf. Hinango noong 2007-07-25. 
  13. "Before they were stars: Kevin Durant". Rivals.com. http://collegebasketball.rivals.com/content.asp?cid=686314. Hinango noong 2007-07-27. 
  14. "Basketball Recruiting: Top Recruits". ScoutHoops.com. http://scout.scout.com/a.z?s=75&p=9&cfg=bb&c=4&pid=88&yr=2006. Hinango noong 2007-03-07. 
  15. "Prospect Ranking: Final Rivals150 Class of 2006". Rivals.com. 2006-05-02. http://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewrank.asp?ra_key=1428. Hinango noong 2007-03-07. 
  16. Report: Durant's workout raises eyebrows at camp updated June 6, 2007
  17. "Season Statistics". TexasSports.com. http://www.texassports.com/doc_lib/000_stats/mbb/2006_07/teamcume.htm. Hinango noong 2007-07-27. 
  18. "Texas freshman Durant romping through Big 12". Arkcity.net. http://www.arkcity.net/stories/020207/spo_0005.shtml. Hinango noong 2007-07-30. 
  19. "Texas' Durant 'once-in-a-lifetime' talent". USAtoday.com. http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/mensbasketball/2007-02-01-durant-notes_x.htm?csp=34&q=Texas'%20Durant%20'once-in-a-lifetime'%20talent. Hinango noong 2007-07-30. 
  20. "Durant Makes Longhorns' History in Win". Washingtonpost.com. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/31/AR2007013102569_pf.html. Hinango noong 2007-07-30. 
  21. "Durant, Boggan star in Big 12 clash". Dallasnews.com. http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/colleges/osu/stories/011607dnspoutadvance.27d629e.html. Hinango noong 2007-07-30. 
  22. Goodman, Jeff (2006-09-01). "Longhorns' Durant is simply special" (pdf). FoxSports.net. Archived from the original noong 2006-09-01. http://www.texassports.com/doc_lib/FoxSports.com_--_Longhorns_Durant_is_simply_special.pdf. Hinango noong 2007-03-07. 
  23. Brown, Chip (2007-03-28). "UT's Durant racking up awards". Dallas Morning News. http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/colleges/topstories/stories/032807dnspoutdurant.9b69ad4.html. Hinango noong 2007-03-28. "Durant is the first freshman to win the Oscar Robertson Trophy and the Rupp Trophy." 
  24. 24.0 24.1 Brown, Chip (2007-03-22). "Durant named NABC player of the year". Dallas Morning News. http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/colleges/topstories/stories/032207dnspoutbrief.44280fd.html. Hinango noong 2007-03-22. 
  25. Tomasson, Chris (2007-02-17). "Dantley given Hall of Fame support". Rocky Mountain News. http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/nba/article/0,2777,DRMN_23922_5359105,00.html. Hinango noong 2007-03-07. "Colangelo said he plans to invite University of Texas player Kevin Durant to Team USA training camp this summer." 
  26. Rosner, Mark (2007-07-03). "Durant's jersey to be retired". Austin American Statesman. http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/longhorns/entries/2007/07/03/durants_jersey_to_be_retired.html. Hinango noong 2007-07-03. 
  27. ""Durant featured on video game cover"". Austin American Statesman. 2007-06-27. http://www.statesman.com/sports/content/sports/stories/longhorns/06/27/0627durantgame.html. Hinango noong 2007-07-25. 
  28. McDonald, Jeff (2007-07-20). "Longhorns Mailbag: UT worth millions to Durant". San Antonio Express-News. http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/stories/MYSA072007.WEB.Hornsmailbag.en.90b6eb77.html. Hinango noong 2007-07-31. 
  29. McMenamin, Dave (2007-07-25). "Team USA: Durant Better Than Advertised". NBA.com. http://www.nba.com/usabasketball/durantusa_072207.html. Hinango noong 2007-07-31. 
  30. 30.0 30.1 Mahoney, Brian (2007-08-26). "Durant, Collison dropped from U.S. team". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/2007-08-25-3065978470_x.htm. Hinango noong 2007-08-29. 
  31. "John R. Wooden Award announces the 2006-07 All-American Team". John R. Wooden Award. 2007-03-27. http://woodenaward.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/032707aaa.html. Hinango noong 2007-03-28. 
  32. 32.0 32.1 "Final Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Awards For 2006-07 Announced (March 5)". Big 12 Conference. March 5, 2007. http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/030507aab.html. Hinango noong 2007-03-27. 
  33. Big 12 Conference (2007-03-04). Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Awards Announced (pdf). Pagpapalabas ng balita. Hinango noong 27 Marso 2007.
  34. "Durant, Bennett earn AP honors". Sports Illustrated. 2007-03-30. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/basketball/ncaa/specials/ncaa_tourney/2007/03/30/bc.bkc.applayeroftheyea.ap/index.html. Hinango noong 2007-04-02. 


Mga kawing panlabas[baguhin | baguhin ang batayan]

Sinundan:
J. J. Redick
Naismith College Player of the Year
2007
Susunod:
N/A
Sinundan:
J. J. Redick
John R. Wooden Award (men)
2007
Susunod:
N/A
Sinundan:
P. J. Tucker
Big 12 Conference
Men's Basketball
Player of the Year

2007
Susunod:
N/A


Padron:2007 NBA Draft