Durant Just One Trophy Short of the Sweep

Texas freshman Kevin Durant won the Naismith Trophy on Sunday, leaving one major National Player of the Year trophy left.

Kevin Durant was awarded the Naismith Trophy on Sunday. He is the first freshman to win the award, which was first presented in 1969. Durant also is the second UT player to receive the honor, joining T.J. Ford who garnered the accolade in 2003.

This marks the sixth 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 Player of the Year by The Associated Press, the National Association of Basketball Coaches and CBS/Chevrolet.

The final trophy remaining for his ever-growing mantle is the John R. Wooden Award. Durant is one of five finalists for the 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).


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