If you're a basketball fan, you should find yourself at the Wachovia Center on Saturday at 1:00 when Villanova takes on Texas. Get your first look at Kevin Durant, the player some are saying will outshine Greg Oden.
As usual, TrueHoop is all over the Kevin Durant angle, noting that he is "an incredible prospect."
Agent Bill Duffy's comments are typical of what I have heard from
several people in the know. "I have watched players for a long time,
and I don't know that there's anyone he reminds me of," says Duffy. "I
think he's a game-changer. They say he's 6-9 but it's really like he's
7-2 because his arms are so long. I have never seen someone with longer
arms. He might never get his shot blocked. And he has a great attitude,
work ethic, purpose, focus, range on his shot, ball-handling, passing,
slashing... and when he's 25, he'll be so much stronger. He doesn't
have a lot of muscle definition because he's still a kid."
Several agents tell me Durant is a candidate to be the top overall pick. In the Greg Oden draft.
Exciting stuff for a young man who seems to have his head in the right place and a family that really cares about him.
There's more interesting stuff over at TrueHoop regarding Durant's potential agent, shoe deals, etc., if you're into that sort of thing.
In today's Daily News, Dana Pennett O'Neil talks about Durant. People have certainly mentioned to him that this could be his first of many games at the Wachovia Center.
"My friends have said that to me," said Durant, a Suitland, Md.,
product by way of Oak Hill Academy, who expects a crowd of family and
friends in the stands. "I don't think about any of that, but some of my
friends have said stuff like I could be a Sixer or whatever."
Indeed he could. Basketball fans shouldn't miss the chance to watch Durant as a college star tomorrow.
Tickets are still available for the game. Plus, it's another reason to start drinking before noon.