Scouting report on new Terps’ commit Kevin Huerter


Mar 22, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Maryland Terrapins head coach Mark Turgeon during the first half against the West Virginia Mountaineers in the third round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Huerter became the second prospect in the Class of 2016 to commit to Mark Turgeon and the Maryland Terrapins. The 4-star shooting guard visited the campus this past weekend. He joins 4-star point guard Anthony Cowan as the only players who have committed to the Terps from the Class of 2016 so far.

Huerter chose Maryland over Michigan and Notre Dame among others. The Maryland coaching staff has to be jumping for joy right now, as they have landed a player who has the potential to be really, really good. They already know he’s a winner. He led his Shenendehowa High School team to a New York state championship last season.

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One of the first things that jumps out at you about Huerter is his size. He’s 6-foot-6, 180 pounds and is capable of playing either guard position. He has the scoring ability of your prototypical 2-guard, but he also possesses the canny ball skills of a point guard. With that length, Huerter is able to defend multiple positions, which will be a valuable asset for him when he arrives at College Park.

Here’s a preview of what Terps fans can expect from this young man.

Huerter says that he models his game after Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, but I see him as more of the other Splash Brother, Klay Thompson. He has the length, which Thompson possesses and he has the potential to be a lights-out shooter because of his soft touch. Huerter isn’t the most athletic player, but he’s crafty when he has the ball in his hands and can score both inside and out.

Huerter will need to bulk up a little bit because he currently has a skinny frame, but that will come when he gets on campus and is put on the training regimen.

He should fit well into Maryland’s rotation next season, especially after the departures of Rasheed Sulaimon and Jake Layman. He should get a healthy amount of minutes behind Jared Nickens and Dion Wiley.

Huerter may very well be a four-year player at Maryland, which is good news for Turgeon. He found himself a terrific player, who was highly sought after. That makes two Top-100 players for the Terps in the 2016 class. Don’t be surprised if they add one or two more.

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