Durant was coming to UNC. I can't remember the exact story and what unfolded but he was going to be a Heel. Or, that's what UNC thought anyway. I only know the story from UNC's side and apparently he was a UNC "stone cold lead pipe lock". Again, something happened but I can't remember what it was, exactly. I'm also pretty sure ESPN had an interview with Durant, Aldridge, Rick Barnes, and some of the other big name recruits Barnes has landed. In the interview Durant said himself he was originally planning on going to UNC but didn't go any further than that. I know something specific happened to keep him from going to UNC and going to Texas instead.
Which is frustrating because they would have been loaded that year. I mean UNC made the Elite Eight that year without him (should have been a Final Four if it wasn't for the meltdown in the Georgetown Elite Eight game) so imagine what they could have done with Durant?
I mean look at the line-up that could've been...
PG Ty Lawson
SG Wayne Ellington
SF Kevin Durant
PF Brandan Wright
C Tyler Hansbrough
And the bench...
Man that team would have been salty.