Kevin Durant donates $3 million to University of Texas
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 05, 2018 09:04 AM
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) drives against Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes (40) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant is donating $3 million to the University of Texas, where he won national player of the year honors in his lone season before turning pro.
The donation will support the Longhorns basketball program and the school’s Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation. Part of the Texas basketball facility will bear Durant’s name. The donation will pay for renovations made to the men’s and women’s practice facility and locker rooms.
Durant played at Texas during the 2006-2007 season. Durant said his year with the Longhorns built the foundation of who he is today as a player and person.
Durant is an eight-time NBA All-Star and won the 2017 NBA Finals MVP while leading the Warriors to the championship.