THE ST. JAMES ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH TEAM DURANT YOUTH BASKETBALL ORGANIZATIONSPRINGFIELD, VA (May 3, 2019) -- The St. James, the Washington region’s premier sports, wellness and entertainment destination, announced today that it has entered into an exclusive deal with Team Durant, the Youth Basketball Organization founded by two-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player and Small Forward of the Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant. As part of the new partnership, Team Durant will become the exclusive Basketball Academy partner of The St. James, and will be known as Team Durant at The St. James.“I grew up in the D.C. region and I know firsthand the profound impact that access to local basketball programs can have on individuals like myself and on our community,” said Durant. “Our Team Durant motto is ‘We Move Different,’ meaning no matter what other programs are doing, we stand out. I am excited that more young players in the region will have the opportunity to make their mark at The St. James.”Team Durant at The St. James will provide exceptional opportunities from beginning to advanced play for both boys and girls at the U9-U17 levels. With access to a hardwood Court House featuring four regulation basketball courts, a high performance training center, top-tier sports medicine care onsite in partnership with MedStar Health, professional coaching and much more, players will have access to all the resources required to elevate their skills on and off the court. The St. James offers an unrivaled training and spectator venue, with stadium seating for up to 550, and tools like Dr. Dish basketball shooting machines and Noah Basketball analytics system, which help youth athletes hone fundamental skills and advanced tactics.