RECRUITING: 'Cat Target Impressive in Debut

Kevin Durant made his Oak Hill debut the other night against Eldon Academy. The junior forward is enjoying life in Mouth of Wilson and has seven schools atop his list.

While there is plenty of NBA talk surrounding Kevin Durant, the former National Christian (Md.) standout still has his sights set on college. At least for now.

``I'm glad to hear that people are mentioning my name like that, but I know I've got to keep working hard and if I do, good things will come," said that 6-9, 202-pound Oak Hill Academy (Va.) junior forward. "Right now I'm just concerned about my schoolwork and having a good season."

Durant got off to a good start with the Warriors, leading the team with 21 points and also grabbing seven boards in a 77-54 victory against Eldon Academy.

Durant said he's become more aggressive and has improved his ballhandling skills since arriving at Oak Hill. He still wants to work on being able to beat defenders off the dribble on a more consistent basis. The thin forward has also put on about 10 pounds.

For now, Durant has a list of seven schools that he's seriously considering – Texas, Arizona, UConn, North Carolina, Duke, Kentucky and Georgia Tech.

Out of that group, the only one yet to have put forth an offer is UConn.

Durant said he hopes to take a few unofficial visits this season while on road games with Oak Hill. The Warriors head to Kentucky in early December for the Marshall County Hoopfest and Durant is planning on checking out Kentucky. Oak Hill will also travel to Los Angeles in the middle of December and he plans on checking out UCLA and possibly USC.

Despite the fact that it was a difficult decision to leave National Christian and his family, Durant has no regrets.

``It was tough, but my grades weren't as good at National as they are now," Durant said. "I'm getting stronger here and at home there were a lot of distractions. Here there's nothing to do except for basketball and schoolwork. This is what's best for me."

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