Maryland’s Huerter drafted 19th overall by Atlanta in NBA draft

June 21, 2018 | WNST Staff


COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Former Maryland guard Kevin Huerter was selected in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft Thursday evening by the Atlanta Hawks. Huerter was drafted 19th overall by the Hawks to become the 19th first round draft choice in program history.

Huerter becomes the 58th Terrapin all-time to drafted, and the fourth player selected in the NBA Draft at Maryland under Head Coach Mark Turgeon.

“Atlanta is a great fit for Kevin,” said Turgeon. “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.”

Huerter was named an All-Big Ten Honorable Mention selection after compiling one of the top three-point shooting seasons in Maryland history as a sophomore. Huerter’s 41.7% three-point field goal percentage ranked ninth in the Big Ten this season, while his 14.8 points per game were second on the team and 16th in the conference. Huerter’s 73 threes are tied for the fifth-most ever in a season by a Terrapin.

The Clifton Park, N.Y. native had a breakout season as a freshman for the Terps, starting in all 33 games while averaging 9.3 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. Huerter helped Maryland advance to its third consecutive NCAA Tournament during the 2016-17 season.

Huerter averaged 12.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assist per game in his career, and is ranked 12th all-time in career threes at Maryland (138).

Below is a list of Maryland all-time draft selections.

Year Selection (Round/Team)

1954 Gene Shue (1st , #3 overall/Philadelphia)

1955 Bob Kessler (2nd/Fort Wayne)

1958 John Nacincik (3rd/Syracuse)

Nick Davis (11th/Philadelphia)

1960 Al Bunge (1st, #7 overall/Philadelphia

Charlie McNeil (6th/New York)

Jerry Bechtle (16th/New York)

1963 Jerry Greenspan (3rd/Syracuse)

1966 Gary Ward (6th/Boston)

1967 Jay McMillen (9th/L.A. Lakers)

Joe Harrington (11th/Boston)

1970 Will Hetzel (9th/Baltimore)

1971 Barry Yates (8th/Philadelphia)

1973 Jim O’Brien (3rd/Portland)

Bob Bodell (10th/Seattle)

Howard White (14th/Washington)

1974 Tom McMillen (1st, #9 overall/Buffalo)

Len Elmore (1st/#13 overall/Washington)

1975 Tom Roy (3rd/Portland)

Owen Brown (9th/Phoenix)

1976 John Lucas (1st, #1 overall/Houston)

Maurice Howard (2nd/Cleveland)

1977 Brad Davis (1st, #15 overall/L.A. Lakers)

1978 Larry Boston (4th/Washington)

1979 Larry Gibson (3rd/Milwaukee)

1981 Buck Williams (1st, #3 overall/New Jersey)

Albert King (1st, #10 overall/New Jersey)

Ernest Graham (3rd/Philadelphia)

Greg Manning (7th/Denver)

1982 Charles Pittman (3rd/Phoenix)

1984 Ben Coleman (2nd/Chicago)

Herman Veal (6th/Phoenix)

Mark Fothergill (8th/Phoenix)

1985 Adrian Branch (2nd/Chicago)

1986 Len Bias (1st, #2 overall/Boston)

1988 Derrick Lewis (3rd/Chicago)

1990 Jerrod Mustaf (1st, #17 overall/New York)

Tony Massenburg (2nd/San Antonio)

1992 Walt Williams (1st, #7 overall/Sacramento)

1993 Evers Burns (2nd/Sacramento)

1995 Joe Smith (1st, #1 overall/Golden State)

1997 Keith Booth (1st, #28 overall/Chicago)

1999 Steve Francis (1st, #2 overall/Vancouver)

Obinna Ekezie (2nd/Vancouver)

Laron Profit (2nd/Orlando)

2001 Terence Morris (2nd/Atlanta)

2002 Chris Wilcox (1st, #8 overall /L. A. Clippers)

Juan Dixon (1st, #17 overall/Washington)

Lonny Baxter (2nd/Chicago)

2003 Steve Blake (2nd/Washington)

2007 D.J. Strawberry (2nd/Phoenix)

2008 James Gist (2nd/San Antonio)

2010 Greivis Vasquez (1st, #28 overall/Memphis)

2011 Jordan Williams (2nd/New Jersey)

2013 Alex Len (1st, #5 overall/Phoenix)

2016 Diamond Stone (2nd, #40 overall/New Orleans)

Jake Layman (2nd, #47 overall/Orlando)

Terps Drafted By Round

First Round 18

Second Round 16

Third Round 8

Fourth Round 1

Fifth Round 0

Sixth Round 3

Seventh Round 1

Eighth Round 2

Ninth Round 3

10th Round 1

11th Round 2

14th Round 1

16th Round 1