Video: Kevin Durant Helps Maryland Surprise DL Greg Rose with Scholarship

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVAugust 26, 2021

TOKYO, JAPAN August 7:  Kevin Durant #7 of the United States during the France V USA basketball final for men at the Saitama Super Arena during the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games on August 7, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)
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Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant made a great moment even better as Maryland defensive lineman Greg Rose surprisingly received a scholarship.

Durant joined the team on a video chat and revealed the news to Rose in front of his excited teammates:

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KD-MV<br><br>PG County legend <a href="https://twitter.com/KDTrey5?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@KDTrey5</a> tells <a href="https://twitter.com/gregrose24?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@gregrose24</a> and his family that Rose is now on full scholarship! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TBIA?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TBIA</a> <a href="https://t.co/YAl4Zx25nS">pic.twitter.com/YAl4Zx25nS</a>

Rose spent last season as a walk-on after transferring from Lackawanna Community College, appearing in just two games. During the spring, he was one of four players to earn the Scott McBrien Outstanding Non-Scholarship Player Award.

It was apparently enough for the senior to earn himself a scholarship for 2021.

Durant, meanwhile, provided a shoutout to his hometown team after growing up in Prince George's County. Though he played his lone collegiate season at Texas, he still appreciates the local school.

"I grew up 10 minutes from the campus so you always got deep love for the University of Maryland," Durant told the team.