June 28, 2007

Durant goes second to Seattle

Kevin Durant stepped on to The University of Texas campus with expectations as high as the Sears Tower. He came, he dominated and left having lived up to the high rise expectations. On Thursday night in New York City, Durant became the second Texas Longhorn in as many years to be picked No. 2 in the NBA draft.

Durant being picked second comes without surprise as Greg Oden was the hands down favorite to be the first pick of the 2007 NBA draft for well over a year. With the No. 2 selection, Durant joins LaMarcus Aldridge as the only Longhorns in history to be picked second in the NBA draft.

"This is a dream come true," said Durant, who was dressed in a black suit with a burnt orange Texas tie. "I got used to the city of Seattle a little bit (during his visit a week ago for an individual workout). I can't wait to get out there. Seattle is a great town with great fans."

If the feat of having two No. 2 picks in successive years wasn't enough, the Longhorns are the first program to have a top two picks in back-to-back years since DePaul in 1981-82 (Mark Aguirre and Terry Cummings).

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