Kevin
Huerter
Position: SG
Height/Weight: 6'7" / 190 lbs
School/Club: Maryland
Status: Sophomore
Birthday: August 27, 1998

About Kevin Huerter 

Kevin Huerter is a tremendous jump shooter with excellent mechanics who showed improvement as a sophomore and had a standout showing at the 2018 NBA Draft Combine. A consensus top-75 prospect in the high school class of 2016, Huerter made an impact as an 18-year-old true freshman for Mark Turgeon’s Terrapins and improved across the board in his second year with the program after playing for USA Basketball at the 2017 FIBA U19 World Championship. Averaging 14.8 points, 5 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game, Huerter improved his accuracy from beyond the arc, scored opportunistically at the rim, and consistently made the unselfish play as a passer helping Maryland to 18 wins and earning Honorable Mention All-Big Ten honors in the process. 

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  • Measured 6’7.25 in shoes with a 6’7.5 wingspan and lean 194-pound frame at the 2018 NBA Draft Combine. Has very good size for a shooting guard, but is not particularly long for his height. Has some pop as a leaper, but is not the shiftiest athlete.
     
  • Played a key role for the Terrapins last season as their second leading scorer and passer. Deadly shooter with NBA range who made his mark spacing the floor and within designed actions from the perimeter. Can also make shots impressively off the dribble when given space. Served as a secondary ball handler, and despite lacking great burst, has a strong feel for the game that shines in his ability to whip the ball around with impressive vision in the half court or on the break. Had a very efficient season picking and choosing his spots at a very high level in his second season. 

Defensive Analysis

Engaged defender who lacks a degree of versatility due to his average length and lateral quickness. Competes and does some little things helping and rotating to show potential as a team defender. Allowed 0.947 points per Spot Up possession[48th percentile]. Has room to become more physical by staying in front of opposing slashers as he gets stronger, but lack of length makes it hard for him to bother shooters in spots. Scraps for rebounds.

DA's Big Board
Ranked 9th among guards
 


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