Durant To Announce On Thursday

Kevin Durant is ready to make his decision. According to his father, we're not far from hearing who the big winner is.

Pay close attention to what David Stern and Billy Hunter have to say these days because their decision could determine whether or not Kevin Durant is the most valued recruit in the Class of 2006.

Durant, a senior-to-be at Oak Hill, is young for his grade classification. The 6-foot-9 small forward would have to spend three seasons in college should the NBA adopt a 20-year old age limit without exceptions. Three seasons from an elite player of Durant's caliber would go a long way toward helping a program build up its forces for a title run.

Now the big news:

According to Wayne Pratt, Durant's father, a decision has been reached between Texas, North Carolina and Connecticut.

"We're making a decision tomorrow," Pratt said Wednesday morning. "It'll be sometime tomorrow afternoon, probably 3:30 or 4. We're not doing a press conference."

Durant, Scout.com's No. 2 prospect in the Class of 2006, visited each of the three schools officially.

"After going on all three visits and meeting as a family, we decided at this time that his mind was made up and this is where he wants to go," Pratt said of the choice without revealing the winner. "He wants to concentrate on his academics and his last high school season."

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