Lynx star Monica Wright to wed NBA's Kevin Durant

9:06 AM, Jul 8, 2013   |    comments
Kevin Durant and Monica Wright engaged Photos by: USAToday Sports
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Kevin Durant will be a married man soon. The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar recently proposed to his girlfriend, Monica Wright, a guard who plays for the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, and she accepted, she confirmed after the Lynx' Sunday win over the Phoenix Mercury.

According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Durant and Wright have known each other since the 2006 McDonald's High School All-American Game.

Wright, a 5-foot-11 guard, was the second overall pick in the 2010 WNBA draft. She is averaging 9.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists a game for the Lynx this season.

Durant and Wright have kept their relationship quiet. Even as recently as May, a FoxSportsNorth.com article about their friendship made no reference to the two being romantically involved.

However, Durant and Wright have a history dating back to high school. As Dan Steinberg points out in today's Washington Post, the two ruled D.C. high school basketball in 2006.

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