Durant, who played at National Christian last season, was Scout.com's No. 7 prospect heading into the school year. Don't expect him to occupy that spot for too long as he's rocketing up the charts.
The 198-pounder has made strides with his game and his body since July. For instance, he's finding his comfort zones inside, despite the fact that one day he'll be a high level perimeter player.
"I'd rather play the [small forward] but it's kind of fun at the [power forward]," Durant said. "I like playing the four because it gets me stronger." Against Hargrave, Durant flashed an improved inside game to go with his skills off the bounce.
Since his arrival in picturesque Mouth of Wilson, Durant says he's seen his inside game take off. "The baseline spin, that's my go-to-move."
Those around him know that the future is bright but for a kid who is only 5 weeks past his 16th birthday it's hard to believe his talent and potential. College recruiters probably won't take him seriously unless they pass an age limit in the NBA.
Durant's mother Wanda wants him to be at a place where he can focus. "She wants me to leave [the D.C. area]. She doesn't want me to have distractions."
Texas seems to have made some in roads with him and Durant acknowledges that if he could have gotten a ride he would have gone to Kentucky for Midnight Madness but the Horns are his current leader.
"I'm leaning towards Texas. Coach [Springman] has been showing a lot of interest. It might change over the course of the summer."
At Oak Hill, its basketball and books and this potential giant in the Class of 2006 is handling both of them very well.