Durant Down to a Trio

With a pair of official visits in the books, Kevin Durant wants to take one more if possible. He gives some thoughts on the first two trips - and also reveals his top five players in the '06 class.

Kevin Durant has taken a pair of visits – and he might not need any more trips.

The 6-foot-8 ½, 205-pound Oak Hill rising senior forward is coming off successive weekend trips, along with his high school and AAU teammate, Tywon Lawson, to UConn and North Carolina.

Durant told Scout.com that he'd like to take one more official visit to Texas, but he's not certain if he'll be able to make it work before he makes a decision.

Durant raved about both of his visits thus far.

``That was a great visit," Durant said of his trip to Storrs, Conn. "I felt at home and got a chance to hang out with Rudy (Gay) and Marcus (Williams). I really liked the atmosphere up there."

``UConn and North Carolina are the two favorites right now," Durant added. "But I like Texas also. I just haven't seen it yet, so it's hard to compare."

A good barometer on whether an official visit is going well is when a kid's mother starts crying – and that's exactly what happened with Kevin Durant and his mom this past weekend.

``I liked the visit a lot," Durant said. "My parents loved it, too, and my mother started crying. She said she was so proud of me and that North Carolina would be a good place for me."

``I really love Coach (Roy) Williams," added Durant. "He's a great guy."

Durant said he'd really like to take a trip to Texas, but he's not sure if it'll happen before he makes a decision – which should come sometime before the Nike All-American Camp in early July.

Durant basically eliminated Georgia Tech, Kentucky and Louisville from the mix at this point.

Durant will take a couple weeks off and try and focus on finishing up the semester strong in the classroom. The next event he'll attend with the D.C. Blue Devils is the Memorial Day Classic in New Orleans.

``The biggest thing for me in my decision is going somewhere that I can see myself benefiting for the rest of my life," Durant said. "Not just for the three or four years I'll be there, but I want it to be a lifetime thing."

KEVIN DURANT'S TOP FIVE IN '06 1. Greg Oden

2. Darrell Arthur

3. Vernon Macklin

4. Daequan Cook

5. Tywon Lawson


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