Four days after being drafted 19th overall in the NBA Draft, former Maryland guard Kevin Huerter was formally introduced as an Atlanta Hawk Monday.
Huerter was joined by the Hawks’ other two draft picks, Oklahoma’s Trae Young (fifth) and Villanova’s Omari Spellman (30th). Here’s the full press conference:
The rookies also posed with their new jerseys, and it seems worth noting that Huerter will wear No. 1 in Atlanta after donning No. 4 during his two years with the Terps and No. 3 in high school. He and Young, whom the Hawks hope can form the league’s next great shooting backcourt, will have lockers right next to each other.
Huerter won’t be with his fellow rookies in the NBA Summer League, as he’s still recovering from surgery on his right hand. When he returns, though, he’ll be an integral part of the Hawks’ short and long-term future.
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