Devin G. Durrant

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Devin George Durrant is a real estate professional and retired American professional basketball player. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Durrant was born December 20, 1960, to George and Marilyn Durrant. He earned a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the University of Utah.

He was named McDonald’s All-American in 1978 while playing basketball in high school. He played at Brigham Young University where he was named District 7 Player of the Year and a consensus All-American. Twice he was named an Academic All-American. He was selected by the Indiana Pacers as the 25th pick in the NBA draft in 1984. He played a season with the Pacers and part of a second season with the Phoenix Suns. He also played professionally in Spain and France. In 1999, Sports Illustrated included him in a list of the 50 greatest Utah sports figures.

After retiring from professional basketball, Durrant worked as a marketing director with WordPerfect Corporation. He also owned a real estate investment firm.

He was serving as president of the Texas Dallas Mission when he was called as the second counselor in the Sunday School general presidency. In June 2015, he was called as first counselor. He was released on April 6, 2019. Durrant has served in numerous other Church callings including institute instructor, stake Sunday School presidency member, stake presidency counselor, and bishop.

Durrant and his wife, Julie Lois Mink, are the parents of six children.

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