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Football recruiting

Katoa Still Has A Favorite
InsideTexas.com
Cottonwood linebacker Lynn Katoa is one of the hottest prospects in the entire country right now. He hasn't attended any summer camps to date but has plenty of unofficial visits planed in the future. However, Katoa still has a leader, and a couple of schools are not far behind.

Alumni

Durant resigned to being chosen No. 2
Austin American-Statesman
Having committed the coursework for NBA Conventional Thinking 101 to memory, former Longhorn Kevin Durant appears ready to forward his luggage to Seattle. Portland, holding the top pick in tonight's NBA draft, is expected to select Greg Oden, the center from Ohio State, leaving Durant for Seattle at No. 2.

Who's No. 1? Here are two thoughts
Austin American-Statesman

Draft day makes Durant excited about prospect of being No. 2
San Antonio Express-News
Nearly three months ago, the 90-mile drive from Austin to the AT&T Center seemed like little other than a quick road trip for three college buddies looking for some fun. Texas' season had recently ended with a loss to Southern California in the second round of the NCAA tournament, and Longhorns teammates Kevin Durant, D.J. Augustin and Craig Winder decided to travel to San Antonio to watch the Spurs play the Seattle SuperSonics. Durant was debating at the time whether to leave college for the bright lights and big money of the NBA, but he didn't consider the trip a scouting mission.

NBA teams shouldn't pass on Durant; skills too polished to ignore
Daily Texan
I'm going to turn my back on the congregation real quick and deliver a short sermon to you, the choir. Kevin Durant should be the first pick in tomorrow's NBA draft.

Big men like Oden are few and far between; get him while you can
Daily Texan
I know Kevin Durant is amazing. I know about all the Player of the Year trophies. I know this is Texas, where we rep our own. I know how the 1984 draft went down. I know about Sam Bowie's bum knees. But Greg Oden is a seven-foot center who can play on the block. End of discussion.

Durant, Hawes are best friends taking big step
Seattle Times
They grew up a continent apart. Kevin Durant was raised in the helter swelter of Washington, D.C., Spencer Hawes in the lush comfort of a house on a hill in Seattle. Durant was too poor to afford the pair of Ken Griffey Jr. sneakers he wanted so badly. Hawes lived in the home with a postcard view and went to high school in the quiet cocoon of Seattle Prep. They are as different as the perimeter and the post, but they were brought together by basketball. The game became their glue.

Baseball

Baseball summer update: June 27
TexasSports.com

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