Former Maryland guard Kevin Huerter wears No. 3 because of Dwyane Wade, and on Monday night, he had a special moment with the future Hall of Famer.
After the final buzzer of the Miami Heat’s 114-113 win over Huerter’s Atlanta Hawks, Wade tracked down the rookie and ask to swapped jerseys. A surprised Huerter obliged, and the two had a brief moment after the exchange.
What a moment for @KevinHuerter tonight #HeATerp pic.twitter.com/2fPeTA88BV— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) March 5, 2019
Wade learned Huerter wore his number growing up and had grown to like his game, so he decided to surprise him with the jersey switch the last time they played, which was Monday night. Huerter had 13 points on 5-for-10 shooting, while Wade had a game-high 23 points.
Hawks Kevin Huerter wears #3 because he grew up idolizing Dwyane Wade....Wade knew this and surprised him with jersey exchange after game. pic.twitter.com/HXu3v7I1lO— gifdsports (@gifdsports) March 5, 2019
After a breakout combine led to the Hawks selecting him with the 19th pick in the NBA Draft, Huerter has had a solid rookie season, averaging 9.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists on a young and promising Hawks team. Now, he has a moment from his first year he’ll never forget.
In other news
It was defensive backs day at the NFL Combine, and Darnell Savage Jr. impressed with the second-fastest 40-yard dash of any safety.
A BLAZING 40 time for @darnellsavage_!! pic.twitter.com/QpguVk8TuN— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) March 4, 2019
Maryland women’s basketball took home plenty of Big Ten awards, including Brenda Frese winning Coach of the Year and Kaila Charles being a unanimous First Team All-Big Ten selection.
The Terps remain a No. 3 seed in the eyes of the selection committee.
After an 0-2 week, Maryland basketball feel to 24th in the AP Poll. I still have the Terps as a No. 5 seed in my most recent bracket.
The Baltimore Sun’s Don Markus has three takeaways from the Terps’ loss to Michigan.
In order to make noise in the postseason, the Terps need both Anthony Cowan Jr. and Bruno Fernando to play well, writes The Athletic’s Patrick Stevens ($).
Maryland football made the top six for four-star offensive tackle Anton Harrison.
Top 6 *Recruitment still open* pic.twitter.com/wVThx1Kk9x— SOS (@Ayee_Tonn) March 4, 2019
The new Premier Lacrosse League has one team with a whole lot of Maryland on it. Of the 27 players on this roster, 20 (!!!) are Terps.
The @PLLWhipsnakes lineup— Premier Lacrosse League (@PremierLacrosse) March 4, 2019
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And last but certainly not least, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delaney will retire on June 30, 2020, after 31 years at the helm. Ironically, it’s the same day university president Wallace Loh will retire.