Huerter turning pro, leaving Maryland after 2 seasons

WASHINGTON — Maryland guard Kevin Huerter announced Wednesday he will forego his final two seasons of college eligibility and remain in the NBA Draft.

Huerter made the announcement on his Instagram page, with the school later confirming:

Huerter was Maryland’s second-leading scorer last year, averaging 14.8 points per game and hitting 73 three-pointers, fifth-most in a single season in program history. His 41.7 percent three-point percentage ranked ninth in the Big Ten in 2017-18, earning him All-Big Ten Honorable Mention.

As a freshman, Huerter started all 33 games and helped Maryland advance to their third straight NCAA Tournament appearance. For his career, Huerter averaged 12.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game and ranked 12th all-time in career three-pointers (138).

“Kevin has made a significant impact on our program during his two seasons in College Park,” head coach Mark Turgeon said in a press release. “He has worked extremely hard to put himself in this position to be drafted by a NBA franchise. Kevin is an outstanding young man who comes from a great family and has a bright future ahead of him. This was a difficult decision for both Kevin and his family knowing how much he loved Maryland and enjoyed college. However, Kevin took his time and gathered the necessary feedback provided by NBA teams to make the best decision. We’re excited for Kevin as he pursues this next step in his career.”

The 2018 NBA Draft is June 21. Huerter is widely considered to be a second round prospect.

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