Kevin Huerter selected to final USA U19 roster

Scott Greene, Publisher
Terrapin Sports Report

Maryland sophomore guard Kevin Huerter was selected to the USA Basketball Men's U19 team and will compete in the 2017 FIBA U19 World Cup, USA Basketball announced Thursday morning.

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Huerter, who has been training out in Colorado Springs, was named a finalist earlier in the week, surviving the initial round of cuts before securing a spot on the final roster.

This will be Huerter's second time competing for USA Basketball after earning a spot on last summer's U18 team, which won gold at the 2016 FIBA Americans U18 Championship.

Huerter was an integral part of last summer's USA U18 team securing a spot in this year's World Championship, averaging 6.8 points and 1.6 rebounds per game for his country. Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon was an assistant coach for the gold medal winning team.

The 6-foot-6, 180-pound Huerter played a major role in Maryland's NCAA Tournament run last season, starting all 33 contests as a freshman while averaging 9.3 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.

Selected in large part for his ability to shoot the ball from beyond the arc, Huerter became the first freshman in program history to hit at least seven three-point shots in a game en route to a career-high 26-point performance against Nebraska on Jan. 1, 2017.

Huerter was one of two Big Ten freshmen selected to the team, joined by Purdue point guard Carsen Edwards.

Several current high school prospects being recruited by the Terps also made the final roster, including Bel Aire (Md.) John Carroll five-star point guard Immanuel Quickley and Columbus (N.J.) Hudson Catholic four-star small forward Louis King, who told TSR at NBPA Top 100 Camp that he plans on visiting Maryland later this summer.

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