After Tywon Lawson committed to North Carolina, all eyes are now on his AAU and high school teammate Kevin Durant. The 6-foot-9, 204-pound small forward from Oak Hill Academy has the Tar Heels in his top three and now people are wondering if he's headed to the ACC, too. With one more visit to go, the five-star prospect told Rivals.com he is in the final stages of his hot recruitment. Durant is on the clock and he knows it.
Durant and Lawson are close friends thanks to their year together at Oak Hill in rural Virginia and their time with the D.C. Blue Devils on the AAU circuit for the last two years. The duo took official visits together to UNC and UConn and now many are wondering if Durant will join Lawson in Chapel Hill.
"Every time he talks about North Carolina, he always says 'we' like we are both committed," Durant said. "He's telling me that I need to join him so they can have the new Fab Five and win another National Championship. I'm thinking about it."
After visiting North Carolina and Connecticut, Durant, knows that programs are hard to beat. The feathery shooter from the Washington D.C. area said he's having a hard time finding a difference in the two.
"Both of them have a lot to offer," he said. "I liked Chapel Hill. It was a great place. At Connecticut, you could tell they were a tight group of guys. Both schools have great coaches, too."
As hard as it has been weighing both Connecticut and North Carolina, Durant will next visit the University of Texas.
"They are in my top three and I didn't want to just brush them off so I wanted to go down there and compare them to the other two schools that I'm looking at," Durant said.
Soon after his time with the Longhorns, Durant will return to his Maryland home talk with his parents and likely make a decision.
"I'm looking at how each program develops their players and how they have succeeded in the NBA and life in general," Durant said. "I want to know who everyone is as a person from the head coach, to the assistants and the managers.
"It's going to be hard. I know it is. It's been hard so far."