The D.C. sports wedding news never stops. Because over the weekend, Kevin Durant and Monica Wright — onetime high school basketball stars from P.G. County and Prince William County, respectively — got engaged. Via the Star-Tribune’s Kent Youngblood:
Post-game Monica Wright confirmed reports that she and Kevin Durant are engaged. So there’s that.
— Kent Youngblood (@BloodStrib) July 8, 2013
“The two first met at the 2006 McDonald’s All-American high school all-star showcases in San Diego, and have remained tight since,” Fox Sports North reported this spring. “Amid the hubbub surrounding their final organized prep action, Wright and Durant spawned their friendship more than seven years ago in San Diego. The two clicked instantly, sharing stories of their East Coast upbringings — Durant’s originally from Rockville, Maryland, while Wright hails from Woodbridge, Virginia — and giving out basketball pointers.”
In a slightly different world, the two would have met at a Washington Post photo shoot. Because it turns out that Durant and Wright were The Post’s two All-Met basketball players of the year that season, both starring on regional covers of the All-Met section.
However, both players were unavailable to attend the group photo shoot, which instead starred future Maryland guard Eric Hayes with his eyes closed, plus Austin Freeman, Greivis Vasquez and Chris Wright.
I’m no sports wedding historian — although that appears to be my new career path — but I’ve got to guess this is the first time two All-Met players of the year from the same season have ever gotten engaged.