Former Shen Standout Declares For NBA Draft
Kevin Huerter, former Shen standout and current star player on the Maryland Terrapins has decided to test the waters and see if NBA teams feel he's ready to make the jump. I love this move for him and and I hope it proves to be the life changing moment he's always dreamed of achieving. Many of you have seen him play, will he get drafted by an NBA team on June 21st?
I remember watching Kevin Huerter play as a senior when his Shen Plainsmen took on a very talented Green Tech team from Albany in a Section 2 championship a few years back. I knew he was touted as one the very best recruits coming out of the area in years, and that he had already signed on to play at ACC powerhouse Maryland, so naturally all eyes were on him. My first impressions of him were that he was long, athletic, poised, and saw the floor brilliantly. Time and time again making passes to teammates that put them in position to make easy buckets. The ultimate team player, he probably could have scored 35, but instead he allowed others to shine; giving his team the best chance to win. And they did. Well now it's Huerter's time to shine as the 6'7" Maryland Terrapin sophomore guard has decided to test the waters and see if he's NBA ready.
According to ESPN.com, the local prodigy has declared for the upcoming NBA draft on June 21st at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn. Since he hasn't hired an agent yet, he can basically test the waters, asses the buzz on him and see where he may be taken with the option of withdrawing his name from pool by May 30th and returning to college for his junior year, without penalty. Good luck Kevin!