Thunder forward Kevin Durant has come second in the draft and MVP votings, but nobody in the NBA can touch him nowadays when it comes to pitching products - whether it's shoes, video games or soft drinks. He leads our Commercials Rankings and No. 2 (Kobe Bryant) is not even close.
Strengths: Good quickness... Excels in transition game... Good ballhandling skills... Nice shot off the dribble.
Weaknesses: Lacks strength... Size could hurt him a little bit in the NBA... Must improve decision making.
Season highs: 31 points vs. Connecticut, 11 assists vs. Quinnipiac and five steals vs. Connecticut.
Attended the Pike HS in Indianapolis, Indiana. Played college ball at Notre Dame from 2001 to 2005. Never drafted by an NBA team. Signed with Fabriano (Italy) in August 2005. Waived in February. Signed with Maroussi (Greece) in 2006-07. Led Pike HS to two Indiana state crowns in four years. Named Indiana's Mr. Basketball in 2001. Selected to the McDonald's All-America Game in 2001. Named USA Today Indiana Player of the Year in 2001. Three time 1st Team Indiana all-state selection. Named National Freshman of the Year by Basketball Times and Basketball News in 2002. Named Big East Rookie of the Year in 2002. Selected to the Big East All-Rookie Team. Earned All-Big East 3rd Team honors in 2002 and 2005. Named to the Big East Championship All-Tournament team in 2002. Named to the USBWA District V Team in 2003. Named to the All-Big East 2nd Team in 2003 and 2004. Led the Big East Conference in assists in 2003. Named Honorable Mention All-America by AP in 2003. Registered the first triple double in Notre Dame history in his first ever college game. Finished his college career as Notre Dame's career assist leader.