55. Kevin Durant, basketball

Consider the accolades already bestowed on the 23-year-old player who grew up in Seat Pleasant. He was 2007 National College Player of the Year at Texas (the first freshman to win the award), was 2008 <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="15008001" title="NBA" href="/topic/sports/basketball/nba-15008001.topic">NBA</a> Rookie of the Year and is a two-time league scoring champion (26.2 career average). Durant, a 6-foot-9 forward, was Most Valuable Player of this year's <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVSPR000223" title="NBA All-Star Game" href="/topic/sports/basketball/nba-all-star-game-EVSPR000223.topic">NBA All-Star Game</a>.

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Consider the accolades already bestowed on the 23-year-old player who grew up in Seat Pleasant. He was 2007 National College Player of the Year at Texas (the first freshman to win the award), was 2008 NBA Rookie of the Year and is a two-time league scoring champion (26.2 career average). Durant, a 6-foot-9 forward, was Most Valuable Player of this year's NBA All-Star Game.

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