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Former Terps player drafted by Atlanta Hawks NBA team

Posted: 10:31 PM, Jun 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-21 22:35:18-04
Former Terps player drafted by Atlanta Hawks NBA team

Former University of Maryland guard Kevin Huerter was selected 19th overall in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks.

“Atlanta is a great fit for Kevin,” said Mark Turgeon, University of Maryland Head Coach. “I’m so happy I had the opportunity to spend the night in Albany with Kevin, his family and some of our team. The Hawks are getting a great player, person and an even better teammate. I’m so excited for this next step in Kevin’s life and can’t wait to follow his career."

As a sophomore, Heurter earned the honor of being All-Big Ten Honorable Mention selection after compiling one of the top three-point shooting seasons in Maryland history.

He's the 58th Terrapin all-time to be drafted, and the fourth player selected in the NBA Draft at Maryland under Head Coach Turgeon.