Kevin Huerter will stay in the 2018 NBA Draft and not return to Maryland, Sports Illustrated’s Jeremy Woo reports.
Huerter declared for the draft in April but did not initially hire an agent, which, thanks to rules instituted in 2016, preserved his NCAA eligibility. But now Huerter will be going pro and plans to hire an agent. He showed noticeable improvement as a sophomore, averaging 14.8 points, 5 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. He provided a reliable long-range scoring threat and shot 41.7 percent from 3-point range. Huerter was the second-leading scorer on a Terps team that went 19-13 but did not earn a berth in either the NCAA Tournament or the NIT.
League sources: Maryland’s Kevin Huerter intends to keep his name in the 2018 NBA Draft and hire an agent.
— Jeremy Woo (@JeremyWoo) May 30, 2018
Huerter has been hitting the weights since the end of Maryland’s season. In a photo, men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon posted to Twitter, Huerter looks noticeably more buff.
Proud of these guys who really got after it over the last six weeks! No one had a better spring than this group of men. Proud of the work they've put in and the tone they’ve set heading into the summer. pic.twitter.com/GmqdJ3boQa
— Mark Turgeon (@CoachTurgeon) May 3, 2018