WATCH: Kevin Durant Becomes Bearer of Good News for Maryland Terrapins’ Greg Rose As He Announces His Scholarship

Published 08/27/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
May 6, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) warms up before the game against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports


Maryland football lineman Greg Rose couldn’t contain his happiness when he was given a scholarship into the program but the cherry on top was receiving this news from NBA and Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant. Amidst all the offseason work that KD and his team might be doing, Durant ended up making quite an entrance on Zoom to surprise the Maryland team in his own way.

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As soon as Kevin Durant graced the screen, players instantly recognized him and went berserk with excitement. There was some jumping and screaming but nobody knew what was ahead of them. What started off as just a good luck to all the players for the upcoming season, ended with a really special announcement for Greg Rose.

After being transferred from Lackawanna college as a walk-on, Rose entered the team before the next season. And now he was being given a scholarship, and the news was delivered to him by our very own KD. Just a while back, Maryland football last gave a scholarship to Challen Faamatau. But this time, their head coach Michael Locksley decided to do it in a more exciting way.

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Talking about Greg, coach Locksley stated, “[Walk-ons] are guys that play the game because they love it and they want to, not because they get a scholarship or check. And so, you know, anytime you can reward them and also publicly do it really helps the morale and it’s great that it happens.”

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Why did Kevin Durant make this announcement?

Before wishing them luck, Durant told the team that he would be watching them and their games closely, as he only grew up 10 minutes away from the campus. For any player to get such a piece of news from a legend like him is a moment of a lifetime.

Apr 25, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) looks up after getting fouled in the fourth quarter against the Phoenix Suns at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Besides making these appearances, KD might be busy getting himself in shape. Training camp is set to begin in September and their new season also starts off by butting heads with the Milwaukee Bucks. Will a healthy Brooklyn Nets be able to support Durant this time? And finally, live up to their reputation of being a super team destined to win an NBA championship.

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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