Kevin Durant's 3 best college games for the Texas Longhorns

It's college basketball season and we should never forget how Kevin Durant took over in his lone season with the Texas Longhorns.
NCAA Basketball - Texas Southern vs Texas - November 28, 2006
NCAA Basketball - Texas Southern vs Texas - November 28, 2006 / Jim Redman/GettyImages
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College basketball fans will never forget how iconic Kevin Durant's stint with the Texas Longhorns in his lone college season. Durant entered the college scene with much hype, as many saw him as one of the best scorers in the country. He lived up to the hype and left a mark on college basketball's history.

The star forward is one of the many players who exercised the one-and-done rule. Given his immense talent on the court, it was logical for him to take it to the professional level. Durant had a plethora of iconic games in college, as he averaged 25.8 points, 11.1 rebounds and 1.9 blocks. After his one stint, his No. 35 jersey was retired by the school.

His college head coach, Rick Barnes (now with Tennessee), had high praise for the skills that Durant had shown. Even at an early stage of his career as a ballplayer, Barnes saw that the 6-foot-9 forward could leave a mark in the basketball world.

""He's just getting started, When you look at him you say, 'My gosh, does he know what he's got here?'""

Former Texas Coach Rick Barnes in an int

Durant's performance in college propelled him to become one of the best players in NBA history. The forward collected awards during college and has also picked up plenty of trophies in the big leagues.

Despite not winning an NCAA title during his time at Texas, Durant was still one of the biggest things to happen in college basketball. He took over the competition and his talents translated well into the NBA. 

Without much ado, here are the three most iconic games of Durant's college basketball career.