In 2006, Kevin Durant, a skinny forward from Washington DC, stole the show at the McDonald's All-American game, amidst the hype surrounding high school basketball phenom Greg Oden. Today, Durant is one of the biggest stars in the NBA, but he fondly looks back on that all-American experience that paved the way for his success. Playing alongside future NBA players, Durant expresses his gratitude for the opportunity to be part of such an incredible event. However, Durant's journey to greatness wasn't without its challenges. As a high school player, he struggled to find the right fit and attended three different schools over four years. Nevertheless, Durant's undeniable talent led him to find his groove at Montrose Christian in Maryland during his senior season. He still holds a special connection to the school and regularly visits to play with the current players and catch up with his former coach, Stu Vetter. Durant's success continued in college, where he played for the University of Texas.