Kevin Joseph Huerter (born August 27, 1998) is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association for the Atlanta Hawks (NBA). He was a member of the Maryland Terrapins basketball team in college.
Kevin Huerter, a 6-foot-7-inch (2.01 m) shooting guard from Clifton Park, New York, a suburb of Albany in Saratoga County, attended Shenendehowa High School. He led the school to its second state championship during his tenure and was crowned Mr. New York Basketball as a senior. He committed to play collegiate basketball for Maryland on September 7, 2015, after receiving 20 offers. Huerter was a four-star recruit towards the end of his high school career.
As a rookie, he won a starting spot by averaging 9.3 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. Huerter was named to the United States team for the 2017 FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup after his freshman season, when the team finished third. Huerter improved his productivity as a sophomore, averaging 14.8 points and 5 rebounds per game. He was given honourable mention All-Big Ten at the end of the season.
Huerter was taken with the 19th overall choice in the 2018 NBA draught by the Atlanta Hawks on June 21, 2018. Huerter officially joined the Hawks on July 1, 2018. Huerter’s first 20-point game came against the Indiana Pacers on December 31, 2018.