UT's Durant to enter NBA draft

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Kevin Durant is done with college.

Durant, an 18-year-old Texas freshman and The Associated Press Player of the Year, said Tuesday he's leaving the Longhorns to enter the NBA draft.

"I enjoyed my year here at Texas," Durant said in a statement released before his news conference. "All the fans and everyone here at Texas made me feel right at home, considering I was so far from home. I will always be a Longhorn and never forget what the people of Texas have done for me."

After an All-American season in which he swept the major player of the year awards, few expected Durant to play another season in college.

Now the question is whether he'll be the first pick of the June 28 draft. Durant and Ohio State's freshman center Greg Oden -- who has not yet said if he'll leave college -- are considered the likely first two picks.

"He's made history," Texas coach Rick Barnes said Monday night at the team banquet. "No one's done what he did this year. He swept every major award as a freshman. It's a year we may not ever see again by anybody. It's remarkable."


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