Clifton Park’s Kevin Huerter Taken 19th Overall In NBA Draft
A dream come true for Shenedehowa grad Kevin Huerter. After all the speculation about where the former Shen Plainsmen turned Maryland star where land in Thursday nights NBA draft, the wait is finally over. The Clifton Park star will begin his NBA career with the Atlanta Hawks with the 19th overall pick.
Yahoo.com added that the 19-year-old earned a starting spot right out of the gate his freshman season averaging 9.3 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.
In between his freshman and sophomore seasons, Huerter was selected to the United States team for the 2017 FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup coached by Jeff Van Gundy. His production went up during his sophomore season scoring 14.8 points per game while en route to being named honorable mention All-Big Ten.
There's was a viewing party at the Edison Club in Rexford, with family and friends gathered to see where Huerter ends up and they celebrated and cheered as the local native's name was called by NBA commissioner David Silver.