Now, the third – Maryland shooting guard Kevin Huerter – is doing the same.
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First off, THANK YOU Terp Nation…for everything. The last 2 years playing for Maryland, and at Xfinity Center has been a dream come true. To all my teammates, past and current, not much needs to be said you’re all my brothers❤️ I waited last minute because I truly didn’t know what I was going to do, I love College Park and playing for Coach Turgeon, and everything else that comes with being a student at Maryland. But, I will be keeping my name in the draft, with the intent to hire an agent. So many people have helped me get to this point, but the story isn’t over. #TerpforLife❤️
Huerter projects as a mid-to-late first-round pick.
The 6-foot-7 guard is a lights-out shooter with NBA 3-point range. He made 42% of his 3s this season while hoisting more than five per game.
Overplay him beyond the arc, and he can score in mid-range or at the rim. He also keeps his head up and looks for passes as he drives.
But too many risky passes and sloppy ball-handling will limit how often teams want him to create.
Huerter must get stronger, but he’ll remain a teenager until August, making the sophomore younger than freshmen like DeAndre Ayton, Mohamed Bamba, Michael Porter Jr. and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. There’s time for Huerter to develop physically.
It might not be long into the draft until Huerter gets picked, though.