Kevin Durant gives back to the kids

BY TARIQ LEE, Staff Writer, tlee@opubco.com Published: June 29, 2011
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Dixon will also go with Durant to his Austin camp on Friday.

Thirty of the top high school coaches in the state coach teams and run drills during the two-day camp.

“Not every kid gets an opportunity to see an All-Star like Kevin Durant that really participates in his own camp, which is really huge for Oklahoma City,” said Lenny Hatchett, athletic director and coach at Mount St. Mary.

Hatchett plays the role of coaches commissioner in his second year working the camp. He also worked Chris Paul's camp when the Hornets called Oklahoma City home for two seasons.

“They're both run well and both well organized,” Hatchett said. “Chris Paul and Durant do a remarkable job and the staff that comes in as well. That's what camps are about; you have to have it organized before you can do anything.”

Durant's constant involvement has allowed him to build a relationship with the kids and parents who have been coming since the camps first year in 2008.

“I've seen a lot of kids that were here for the first camp, they've grown so much and it's always fun to see those kids,” Durant said. “I'm just blessed to have the people around me to make sure I do the right things and make sure the camp goes well as well.”


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