Maryland basketball’s Kevin Huerter on Tuesday was named one of 18 finalists to represent the United States in this summer’s U-19 World Cup.
USA U19 team finalists announced: pic.twitter.com/HjUFcqiNOk— Luke Winn (@lukewinn) June 20, 2017
The initial list of 28 names was released last week, but 10 players were cut after the team’s first three practices at the USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. The final 12-man roster will be announced Thursday.
Huerter won gold at the FIBA Americas Championship with the U-18 team last summer—Maryland’s Mark Turgeon was an assistant coach—and while several of his teammates are currently preparing for the NBA Draft, Huerter would be one of the veterans on the U-19 squad. He already has a year in college and a national team gold medal under his belt, and it’s possible John Calipari picks him to represent the USA in Cairo, Egypt, this summer.
In other news
It’s Wide Receivers Week. We’ve got a close poll going on to decide the best wideout in Maryland history. Go vote if you haven’t already!
TwoThree-star prospect Brian Cobbs was in the spirit yesterday, announcing his commitment to the Terps.
D.J. Moore is the alpha dog of Maryland’s current receiving corps, and he might also be an impact return man in 2017.
Three-star 2018 cornerback Vincent Flythe has Maryland in his top six.
Top 6❗️I will be committing Friday, June 23, @ 7pm. pic.twitter.com/CGm6wS9aBe— V Flythe (@vniceeee_) June 20, 2017
Gardner-Webb released its men’s basketball non-conference schedule this week, and a visit to College Park is slated for Dec. 9.
Maryland baseball alums Brandon Lowe and LaMonte Wade were named Minor League All-Stars.