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: Has an NBA body... Absolutely chiseled frame... Very good rebounder... Decent inside-outside game... Good jump shot.
Weaknesses: Not very good passing the ball... Turnover prone.
Season highs: 36 points vs. Indiana, 15 rebounds vs. UMKC and three blocks vs. Duquesne.
Attended the Hopkins HS in Chaska, Minnesota. Played college ball at Minnesota in 2003-04. Selected by the Utah Jazz as 14th overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft. Named Minnesota Mr. Basketball in 2003. Led Hopkins HS to the 4A Minnesota state championship in 2002. Named MVP of the Five-Star Camp in 2002. Former member of the US Junior Team. Won the bronze medal at the Junior World Championship Qualifying Tournament. Named to the Parade All-America 1st Team in 2003. Played the McDonald's All-America Game in 2003. Named to the USA Today All-USA 2nd Team in 2003. Finalist for the Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award in 2003. Name Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2004. Named to the All-Big Ten 1st Team in 2004. Led the Big Ten in scoring and rebounds in 2004. Honorable mention All-America in 2004.