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  • Where will Kevin Huerter go in the draft? The Crossover’s Front Office breaks down his strengths, weaknesses and more in its in-depth scouting report.
By Jeremy Woo
June 18, 2018

Huerter’s blend of size, skills and shooting ability have earned him fans around the NBA and make him easy to project into a future supporting role. He has a case as the top three-point shooter in this draft class, and has the added benefit of being younger than some eligible freshmen.

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Kevin Huerter, SG, Maryland | Sophomore

Height: 6'7" | Weight: 195 | DOB: 8/27/98 (19)
Stats: 14.8 PPG, 3.4 APG, 41.7% 3FG

Strengths

Talented scorer with a nice variety to his game. Dangerous catching away from the ball but can also run the pick-and-roll. Extremely efficient player.

Smooth, consistent jump shooter. Can pull up off the dribble. Shot 40.9% on all jumpers and 42.6% off the bounce. Career 56.1% shooter on twos and 39.6% from three. Skilled enough to get to spots and score at all three levels.

High IQ passer. Not a ball-stopper. Career 3.4 assists per-36. Can play on the ball and make the right play.

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Weaknesses

• Not a bad athlete and competes defensively but may struggle to defend bigger, more athletic wings. Needs to get stronger.

Ball handling has improved but not going to blow by people with regularity. Likely limits him to a complementary scoring role.

Lacks great length on the wing and won’t offer much matchup versatility on the defensive end, a critical component in the modern league.

Highlights

Comparison: Mike Dunleavy Jr.

Whether Huerter evolves into a bankable perimeter scorer or is strictly a specialist, he has an appealing offensive skill set that should lead to positive opportunities at the pro level.

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