Durant Returns From Final Visit

Kevin Durant is back from his third - and final - visit. Now the Oak Hill Academy (Va.) forward and second-ranked player in the Class of 2006 is on the verge of making a decision between his three finalists.

Kevin Durant returned from Austin on Saturday and now that his junior year is over at Oak Hill Academy (Va.) and he's returned home to Maryland, it would appear as though he can relax.

Appearances can be deceiving. Especially in Durant's case.

No one can blame the 6-foot-9, 205-pound rising senior, The second-ranked player in the Class of 2006, if he doesn't perform up to expectations this weekend in New Orleans with his D.C. Blue Devils squad.

Durant has a decision to make. North Carolina, Texas or UConn.

Admittedly, the pressure is beginning to mount.

Durant has been to each school on an official visit over the past month and now it's basically time for him to get down to business and try to sort things out.

``I really liked Texas and am glad I went," Durant said. "It was a real family atmosphere and they treated me like I was part of the team."

Durant got a chance to spend some time with Texas players Daniel Gibson and LaMarcus Aldridge on his visit this past weekend.

``Their strength coach, Todd Wright, guaranteed me I would gain 10 pounds in a couple months if I came there," he added. "I also liked Coach (Rick) Barnes a lot. He's a good guy and he told me how I could come in and be an impact player right away."

``Now I just have to sit down and decide what's best for me," Durant continued. "Right now it's real close. The three schools are almost even. I'm going to chill out for a couple days since I just got back from the visit."


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