CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte area has plenty of star high school basketball players, but the biggest star on Tuesday night at Myers Park was in the stands.
NBA legend Kevin Durant stopped by to watch the Mustangs battle Charlotte Catholic in the state playoffs.
Durant and the Phoenix Suns are in town to play the Hornets on Wednesday night.
Durant was spotted with several members of the Hornets broadcast team sitting high up in the bleachers.
The Suns got to town Monday and will tip off at Charlotte on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.
The game will mark the Suns debut for Durant, who was traded from Brooklyn at the NBA Trade Deadline but was still sitting out with a knee injury.
He told reporters at Spectrum Center on Tuesday afternoon that he was ready to play again.
"I feel great," Durant said. "I was having fun out there before I got injured. Looking forward to going out there and picking up where I left off."
Myers Park won the game 76-44 and will play North Meck in the 4A regional final on Saturday.
In 3A, West Charlotte won on the road at Ben Smith H.S., and will face Central Cabarrus in the regional final.
Locked On is the leading podcast network for local sports and is owned by WCNC Charlotte's parent company TEGNA.
Listen to Locked On here.
All of WCNC Charlotte's podcasts are free and available for both streaming and download. You can listen now on Android, iPhone, Amazon, and other internet-connected devices. Join us from North Carolina, South Carolina, or on the go anywhere.