Kevin Huerter gained 15 pounds during his freshman year at Maryland. Measuring 6'6 in shoes with a 6'7.75 wingspan and a 197-pound frame here, Huerter lacks great length relative to his height, making him mostly a one-position player, but has solid size to help him get his shot off over smaller shooting guards on the perimeter.
Kevin Huerter, 6-6, Shooting Guard, Shenendehowa High School, NY 2016 Class, Committed to Maryland
Strengths -Has good size for a SG at 6'6. Has a frame that should fill out nicely in time -Solid athlete. Moves well. Has some leaping ability -Tremendous shooting stroke. Big time catch and shoot threat, especially when he catches it on the hop. Gets great rotation on the ball and has deep range. Excellent shot preparation. Shot 40% for 3 on over six attempts per game in the Nike EYBL. -Very intelligent player. Moves the ball crisply. Finds open man. Keeps the offense flowing. Passes ahead in transition. 2/1 assist to turnover ratio in EYBL play. -Competitive defensively. Uses his size to his advantage. Gets right up in opposing guards. Holds his ground against bigger players too. Stays in front nicely
Weaknesses -Doesn't have great length. Measured just a 6'6 wingspan last summer. Frame has potential but has a lot of work to do to. -Can be somewhat one dimensional offensively. Not a great ball-handler. Only go to the free throw line 25 times in nearly 500 minutes in the EYBL. -Didn't show much of a pull-up game. Mostly a catch and shoot guy at this stage -May struggle defensively early on with his lack of length and strength.
Outlook Has the makings of an outstanding college player. Could emerge as a bonafide NBA prospect down the road as he continues to improve his frame and versatility.