This marks the fourth National Player of the Year honor for Durant. He previously won the Oscar Robertson Trophy (U.S. Basketball Writers Association), the Adolph Rupp Trophy (Commonwealth Athletic Club of Kentucky) and was named the National Player of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Durant also is one of four finalists for the Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T, which will be presented Sunday night in Atlanta, and one of five finalists for the John R. Wooden Award, which will be presented on Saturday, April 7 in Los Angeles.
Durant led the Big 12 Conference in scoring (25.8 ppg), rebounding (11.1 rpg), blocked shots (67) and double-doubles (20). He is the only player in the country to rank in the Top 10 nationally in both scoring (fourth) and rebounding (fourth). Durant led the Longhorns to a 25-10 record and the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament.