07/08/2013 08:57 am ET

Kevin Durant Engaged To Monica Wright, Minnesota Lynx Guard


On the same weekend that NFL star Robert Griffin III tied the knot, NBA star Kevin Durant got engaged to his girlfriend and WNBA guard Monica Wright.

The website first reported the news on Sunday and posted a photo of Wright, who plays for the Minnesota Lynx, flashing what appears to be her engagement ring. Wright confirmed the engagement to Kent Youngblood of the Star Tribune following Minnesota's win over Phoenix.

The three-time NBA scoring champ met Wright in 2006 at the McDonald's High School All-American Game during his freshman year at Texas, according to the Pioneer Press. They had been rumored to be dating since May, per The Oklahoman.

The No. 2 overall pick of the 2010 WNBA Draft, Wright is averaging nine points and 3.6 rebounds per game in her fourth season with the Lynx.

More from the Associated Press:

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is engaged to Minnesota Lynx guard Monica Wright.

Wright confirmed the engagement following Minnesota's 91-59 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday night.

Durant, who was selected with the second overall pick in the 2007 draft, just completed his sixth season in the NBA. The 24-year-old forward averaged 28.1 points, 7.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists last season.

Wright is in her fourth season in the WNBA. She played her college ball at Virginia and turns 25 on July 15.



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