Texas swingman Kevin Durant was not available to speak at Texas' team banquet so that the focus could be on his teammates, but will announce his decision today. "Multiple sources" told the AP that the freshman sensation is headed to the pros.
At Monday night's banquet, Durant and teammate D.J. Augustin were named the Longhorns' Co-MVPs.
Durant, the first freshman in NCAA history to earn consensus National Player of the Year honors, led the Longhorns in scoring (25.8 ppg), rebounding (11.1 rpg), blocked shots (67), steals (66) and double-doubles (20). He was the only player to rank in the Top 10 nationally in both scoring (fourth) and rebounding (fourth).
Augustin earned honorable mention All-America accolades from The Associated Press. A Freshman All-America pick by The Sporting News, he led the team and ranked fourth nationally in assists (6.7 apg). Augustin also ranked third on the team in scoring (14.4 ppg).
The official time for the press conference has been set. Check the Inside Texas Members Only Message Board for updates and discussion.
Banquet Award Winners:
Slater Martin Award: Ryan Clark
Mike Wacker Comeback Award sponsored by United Healthcare: Matt Hill
Coca-Cola Solid Citizen Award: Damion James
Jack Gray Award: Connor Atchley
Athletic Director's Scholar-Athlete Award: Craig Winder
Jay Arnette Award: Justin Mason
Earlene Fulmer 3-Point Attack Award: A.J. Abrams, D.J. Augustin
Assists Award: D.J. Augustin
Blocked Shots Award: Kevin Durant
Field Goal Percentage Award: Damion James
Free Throw Percentage Award: AJ. Abrams
Rebounding Award: Kevin Durant
Hustlin' Horns Award: Ian Mooney
Spirit Award: J.D. Lewis and Harrison Smith
Outstanding Defensive Player: Justin Mason
Lowe's Home Improvement Most Improved Player: Dexter Pittman
Team Captains: Craig Winder, A.J. Abrams
Most Valuable Players: D.J. Augustin, Kevin Durant
Senior Award: Craig Winder