OKLAHOMA CITY, February 1, 2010 – Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant was named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played January 25-31 the NBA announced today.

Durant, who led the NBA in scoring (34.3 ppg) for the week, helped the Thunder to a 2-1 week with wins over Denver and Golden State. He paired a season-high 45 points with 11 rebounds against Golden State on January 31, for his second double-double of the week. In the game, he made a season-high 16 field goals and shot .762 (16-21) from the field.

Durant becomes the first ever Thunder All-Star and the first franchise All-Star since Ray Allen was named a Western Conference reserve in 2007. This season, Durant is averaging 29.3 points (3rd in the NBA), 7.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 39.9 minutes in 45 games.

The third-year forward, who was named to the Western Conference All-Star Team last week, is averaging 29.6 points (2nd in the NBA), 7.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 39.9 minutes in 47 games.