KEVIN DURANT, 2006: NO. 2
Much like how the 2007 NBA Draft unfolded, recruiting services also ranked Kevin Durant as the second-best prospect of his class, trailing only Greg Oden.
Of course, we all know how poorly that has aged, perhaps no one better than the Portland Trail Blazers.
During his one year at Texas, Durant won a plethora of awards, including the Naismith Award, the Naismith Award and the Rupp Trophy, all of which are given to the top player in the country. What’s more, Durant averaged 25.8 points and 11.1 rebounds per game while filling up the rest of the stat sheet as a freshman.
Unfortunately, all that success didn’t help Texas make a run in March, as Durant and the Longhorns fell in the Round of 32 to a USC team led by… Nick Young.