In a season-ending win over national No. 1 Oak Hill Academy, Durant (31 points) out-dueled Ty Lawson (26 points). But it was Adrian Bowie who corralled a missed contested Durant three-pointer and banked in the buzzer-beating game-winner to give Montrose a wild 74-72 victory and hand Oak Hill its first defeat. Durant had played at Oak Hill the year prior.
Montrose finished the year tied with DeMatha for the No. 1 spot in The Post’s rankings (really? a tie?!?), and Durant earned another form of MVP — All-Met Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year.
Here’s a look at the cover of that year’s All-Met section. (And yes, it’s supposed to be blurry.)
If you haven’t had a chance to watch Durant’s moving MVP acceptance speech from earlier this week, watch it here.
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