The last time Kevin Durant was here, the walls were uneven and insulation was hanging free. There really wasn’t even a ceiling: just wires and empty space, the very definition of a construction zone.
“I haven’t been back home in so long,” Durant, a nine-time NBA all-star, said in a recent interview, though that’ll change this week.
The Golden State Warriors forward will be returning to Prince George’s County on Wednesday, not just for the Warriors’ game Thursday against the Wizards or his first trip in nearly a year to his old neighborhood, but for his first look at the polished new home of College Track at The Durant Center. His visit will be part of the grand opening of an after-school facility that will commit resources and time to helping low-income and underserved students not just reach college — but graduate.