Monica Wright engaged to Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant and Monica Wright were both highly touted Washington, D.C.,-area prep basketball stars

in high school, but the hour's drive separating Durant's home in Prince

George's County, Md., from Wright's in Prince William County, Va.,

meant the two didn't wind up actually crossing paths until the 2006 McDonald's All-American national showcase in San Diego. What began there as a friendship has since developed into something more, as the 24-year-old Oklahoma City Thunder star and the just-about-to-turn-25-year-old reserve Minnesota Lynx wing player are now engaged to be married.
Dan Devine



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Monica Wright #22 of the Minnesota Lynx poses for portraits during 2013 Media Day on May 16, 2013 at the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx LifeTime Fitness Training Center at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Monica Wright #22 of the Minnesota Lynx poses for portraits during 2013 Media Day on May 16, 2013 at the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx LifeTime Fitness Training Center at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Monica Wright #22 of the Minnesota Lynx poses for portraits during 2013 Media Day on May 16, 2013 at the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx LifeTime Fitness Training Center at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Augustus leads Lynx in 102-70 win over Liberty

Minnesota Lynx guard Monica Wright (22) drives against New York Liberty forward Nicole Powell (14) during the second half of a WNBA basketball game, Thursday, June 21, 2012, in Minneapolis. The Lynx won 102-70. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Lynx beat Sparks 94-77 in Western finals opener

Minnesota Lynx guard Monica Wright (22) drives the ball around Los Angeles Sparks guard Jenna O'Hea (6) in the first half of Game 1 of the WNBA basketball Western Conference Finals Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Minnesota Lynx v Indiana Fever - Game Three

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 19: Monica Wright #22 of the Minnesota Lynx shoots a jumper against the Indiana Fever during Game Three of the 2012 WNBA Finals on October 19, 2012 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Minnesota Lynx v Indiana Fever - Game Three

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 19: Monica Wright #22 of the Minnesota Lynx dribbles up court against the Indiana Fever during Game Three of the 2012 WNBA Finals on October 19, 2012 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Minnesota Lynx v Indiana Fever - Game Four

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 21: Monica Wright #22 of the Minnesota Lynx runs into Erin Phillips #13 of the Indiana Fever for an offensive foul during Game Four of the 2012 WNBA Finals on October 21, 2012 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Moore leads Lynx to 80-69 win over Mercury

Minnesota Lynx guard Monica Wright, left, knocks the ball loose from Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Moore, Augustus score 22, lift Lynx over Shock

Minnesota Lynx guard Monica Wright (22) pushes the ball across the court against Tulsa Shock guard Skylar Diggins (4) in the second half of a WNBA basketball game, Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Minneapolis. The Lynx won 88-79. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

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