4 - Kevin Huerter

6-7, 195 Shooting Guard
MARYLAND_65.GIF Maryland Sophomore
08/27/98 (21.2 yrs)
Clifton Park, NY
High School
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
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NBA Comparison: Fred Hoiberg

Strengths: Huerter is a smart, skilled playmaker that offers a nice versatile package that NBA teams look for in today’s game … Huerter’s biggest selling point is his ability to shoot the ball from the perimeter and space the floor … In his sophomore season at Maryland he shot 42 percent from past the arc, up from a solid 37 percent in his freshman season … He has become a terrific catch and shoot player from both a stationary position and coming off of screens … He has great shot preparation, gets excellent rotation on the ball and has deep range … This past season he also showed capability to put the ball on the floor and knock down shots in the mid-range area … This was a big reason his field goal percentage increased a full eight points from last season … Huerter has good size for the shooting guard position at 6’6 and a nice frame that should fill out with time … He is also a fairly good athlete who moves fluidly and has good leaping ability … Huerter is an intelligent player and plays the game unselfishly … He does a great job moving the ball and finding the open man to keep the offense flowing … He has become a pretty good facilitator, averaging 3.4 assists per game this past season … Huerter also does a nice job on the glass for a guard, as he averaged five rebounds per game in two seasons at Maryland … He is not the most physically gifted player in the world, but he is a decent defensive player and does a good job using his size to his advantage … He plays very hard on this end of the court and does a nice job of sliding his feet to stay in front of his man …

Weaknesses: Huerter does not have great length, measuring at just a 6’7 wingspan, which will limit his upside defensively … He has a solid frame but still needs to add strength before he can handle NBA level physicality … He is not a great finisher at the rim (though he’ll surprise at times) and with his current lack of length and strength, he may have a difficult time getting to the basket at the next level … He can be somewhat one-dimensional offensively, as he is not a great ball-handler and does not get to the free-throw line very often … Huerter struggles when he has to put the ball on the deck for more than a couple of dribbles and can be a bit turnover prone when forced to do this … He is mostly a catch and shoot guy at this stage and does not have a very explosive first step to get by his man … Because of that combined with his lack of length, he will likely struggle against longer and more athletic players on both ends of the court in the NBA …

Notes: He was one of the biggest surprises at the NBA Combine in May and now looks like he could be a possible first-round selection …. Measured 6’6.25 barefoot, 6’7.25 in shoes, 194 lbs, 6’7.5 wingspan, 8’5.5 standing reach, 8.6% body fat, and a 8.25 inch hand length at the 2018 NBA Draft Combine … Pronounced "Hurter" … Son of Tom and Erin Huerter…Has one brother, Thomas, Jr., and two sisters – Meghan and Jillian… 2017-18 All-Big Ten Honorable Mention…2017-18 Big Ten All-Academic … Measured 6’6’’ in shoes, with a 6’6’’ wingspan and 169 lbs at the 2015 Nike Basketball Academy … Measured 6’5 without shoes, 6’6 with shoes, 197 lbs, with a 6’7.75 wingspan and 8’5.5 standing reach at the June 2017 USA U19 tryouts

William Peter Desautelle III 5/23/18

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