Kevin Durant joined Mike and Mike Thursday morning and talked playoffs, matchups and few other things. One thing he was asked about was his opinion of the highly debated “one-and-done” rule for college basketball.
Durant, a former one-and-done player at Texas, said he was a fan of the rule.
“I like it how it is now,” Durant said. “Guys get that year to really learn themselves and grow up in college. Most guys even go two or three years. Lately it’s been more guys that go one and done. I think they’ve done well in the league. Coming in a grown man’s game at 18, of course you’re going to have your struggles, but guys like John Wall, myself, Mike Conley, Michael Beasley, Derrick Rose, O.J. Mayo, guys like that, they’ve grown, they’ve gotten better. You see a lot of one and done All-Stars in this league, MVPs. It’s a matter of how hard you work when you get here and the steps you’re willing to take to be a good player.”
Durant also said he thinks he’s a better player now because he spent a year in college.
“In high school you might have games where you’re 10 times better than your opponent, but in college, everybody was you.”