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Sources: UT's Durant will go pro
Dallas Morning News
Kevin Durant has decided to turn pro after becoming the first freshman to win all six of the major national player of the year awards, including the Naismith and Wooden awards, according to two sources close to the Texas program.

Longhorns hold team banquet
Austin American-Statesman
Surrounded by teammates and fans, Kevin Durant watched the highlight tape from what is likely the end of his childhood. On Monday night, Durant shared most valuable player honors with fellow freshman D.J. Augustin at the Longhorns' annual men's basketball banquet in the Erwin Center. At a scheduled 4 p.m. news conference today, Durant is expected to announce that he will leave school for the challenge of the NBA, according to sources close to the program.

Durant nearing a decision
Houston Chronicle
Texas coach Rick Barnes said Monday night he's hoping All-American Kevin Durant decides quickly whether he plans to return for his sophomore season or declare for the NBA draft.

No news on Durant ... yet
Daily Texan
Kevin Durant had the microphone in his hands during Texas' annual basketball banquet, but there was no update on whether he would stay for next season or enter the NBA Draft. Durant, a freshman forward guard, did not speak with reporters following the banquet, and no timetable has been placed on his decision. His teammates also gave no indication on which way he was leaning.

Longhorns, NBA wait on Durant's decision
Associated Press
His belly and his trophy case full, Kevin Durant has completed his banquet circuit to collect his numerous awards as the best player in college basketball. Now the Texas Longhorns — and the NBA — await the freshman's decision whether to play another college season or turn professional.

Football recruiting:

DeSean Hales: Focused on Track
Klein Oak wide receiver DeSean Hales was one of the hottest in the Lone Star State about two months ago. He attended junior days at Oklahoma, LSU, Texas A&M and went on an unofficial visit to Texas early in the year, but things have slowed down lately. Hales excels in track and has been working hard this spring trying to keep football in the back of his mind.


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