Kevin Durant: NBA Draft Profile

    
January 26th, 2007
NBA Draft: Kevin Durant

 

College: Texas

Class: Freshman

Stats: ESPN.com

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Position: SF/PF

Height: 6”9”

Weight: 225lbs

 

Accolades:  McDonald’s All-American – high school (06), co-MVP McDonald’s All-American Game – high school (06), First Team All-American – high school – USA Today and Parade magazine (06), Second Team All-American – high school – Parade magazine (05).

 

Scouting Report: A potential franchise player in the NBA who can do it all.

 

Strengths: Scoring – Durant can score in a variety of ways.  He is a great long-range shooter and can also take his man into the post and score over him.  Can also score off the dribble and on pull-up jumpers. Is also an excellent free throw shooter.  Great rebounder.  Extremely long arms allow him to grab steals and block shots.  Has a 7’4” wingspan.  Was a dominant player in a big conference his freshman year of college.

 

Weaknesses: Still very inexperienced with only 1 year of college ball under his belt.  His body needs to mature and get stronger.

 

Projected 2007 Draft Range: #2 overall.

 

Consensus:  If not for a guy named Oden, Durant would be a lock to go #1 overall.  Still, he has a very good chance to be the type of player to carry a franchise for years and years in the pros.  His length and great inside/outside game should translate well to the NBA game.

 

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