Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant is opening a facility to help children reach and graduate college in his hometown of Prince George’s County. Durant will take a look at the new facility – College Track at The Durant Center – when the Warriors visit the Wizards in the nation’s capital on Thursday. The following information comes from Kent Babb of the Washington Post:
His visit will be part of the grand opening of an after-school facility that will commit resources and time to helping low-income and underserved students not just reach college — but graduate.
“The full circle stuff that you dream about,” said Durant, who grew up in the Suitland neighborhood, virtually across the street from the education center that now bears his name. “So many people that meant so much to me at that time, and to see my name on the building …”
“Hopefully that inspires kids in the area,” the 30-year-old superstar said.
Durant is an incredible basketball success story; he grew up in a not-great area in D.C., and now he’s a multimillionaire and one of the best NBA players of all time.
This season for the Warriors, Durant has played 47 games and averaged 28 points, 7.4 rebounds, a career-high 6.0 assists and 1.1 blocks per game while shooting 51.1 percent from the field.