It all started with Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant wanting to give back to his home town. So, he started his own AAU team in Maryland called “Team Durant.”
Durant offered something different, informative, structured, and still fun for young boys and girls. The goal is to give them the opportunity to fulfill their dreams and aspirations in the game of basketball.
The age group of Team Durant runs from eight to 15, and they will be adding older age groups next season. Their 14U and 15U are traveling together on the Nike Circuit. Durant also has a ninth grade girls basketball team.
The general manager of Team Durant is Wayne Pratt, who is Durant’s father. He has high expectations for the players and coaches of the basketball organization.
“Our teams are expected to compete at a high level , both coaches and players know and want that, and so far this season we are right on course to accomplish our goals,” Pratt said.
Team Durant has many big names in the program including Corey Dyches from Potomac, Diante Dickerson, Sese Mobutu and many more top prospects at every age group.
“We expect our teams to compete nationally at every age group, and prepare our players to be fundamentally sound, and return to their home school teams better players,” Pratt said.
This is Kevin Durant’s team, and he is fully involved and informed of every move.
“He wants all his teams to be Elite and has supported with all the necessary tools to be successful, and we understand it’s a process, but we are grinding every day,” Pratt said.