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Shen alum Kevin Huerter declares for NBA draft, will not hire agent

Shenendehowa basketball alumni Kevin Huerter announced Friday that he has declared for the 2018 NBA draft, two years into his collegiate career at Maryland.

Huerter, a four-year varsity player at Shen, is second on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,454 points and played in Clifton Park from 2012-2016, and was named New York’s “Mr. Basketball” during his senior in 2015-16. He also led Shen to a NYSPHSAA championship during his junior season. He signed with Maryland and just finished this season with 14.8 points per game and five rebounds per game this season. He shot 41.7% from three this season and earned an All-Big Ten honorable mention.

Huerter is not hiring an agent, meaning he will “test the waters” to see interest level of NBA teams in him and has until May 30 to withdraw his name. According to an ESPN mock draft published on Friday morning, he was projected to be picked 20th overall in the 2019 draft, which is in the first round.

“This will be a great experience for Kevin to get honest feedback from NBA teams and executives,” said Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon said through a statement with the school. “Taking advantage of this opportunity will allow Kevin and his family to make an informed decision about his future.” 

His father Tom played at Siena from 1987-1991 and his brother Thomas Jr. is currently playing at Siena. 

Aidan Joly

Aidan Joly is Senior Managing Editor of The Upstate Courier. In the past, he has been a beat reporter covering Section II Athletics, Siena College men's basketball, the Tri-City ValleyCats, and the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League. In Aidan's current role, he oversees game coverage and content. Aidan is a native of Saratoga Springs and a graduate of Saratoga Springs High School.

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