After a solid NBA rookie season, current Atlanta Hawks and former Maryland guard Kevin Huerter was named to the NBA All-Rookie second team by the media Tuesday.
Huerter was drafted 19th overall by the Hawks in the 2018 NBA Draft, and averaged 9.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game on 41.9 percent shooting. He also shot 38.5 percent on three-point attempts, and his 136 made threes were fourth-most among NBA rookies.
The Clifton Park, New York, native becomes just the sixth Terp to be named to an All-Rookie team, and is the first since Steve Francis was named to the first team following the 1999-2000 season.
Huerter joins Clippers guards Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Landry Shamet, Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton and Knicks forward Mitchell Robinson on the second team. The top five picks in last year’s draft, including Huerter’s teammate Trae Young, were named to the All-Rookie first team. This is the second straight year the Hawks have had players on the All-Rookie team, as John Collins was named to the second team last season.
The Hawks finished 2018-19 with a 29-53 record, continuing to rebuild with the young core of Huerter, Young and Collins. They have the No. 8 and No. 10 pick in this year’s draft and should take another step forward next season.
In other news
Bruno Fernando worked out with the Detroit Pistons yesterday.
We check in with Ky Bowman from @BCMBB, Daniel Gafford from @RazorbackMBB and Bruno Fernando from @TerrapinHoops after Tuesday's draft workouts. Listen in - it's Wired presented by @Jeep. pic.twitter.com/YBsQJ0nEP4— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) May 22, 2019
NBC Sports Washington did a quick rundown of five things to know about the big man.
Maxwell Costes was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, highlighting Maryland baseball’s conference honorees.
Women’s basketball guard Taylor Mikesell was named to Team USA’s Pan American Games roster. She’ll be the youngest member of the squad that will compete in Lima, Peru, from Aug. 6-10.
The team also made the signing of Tennessee transfer Mimi Collins official.
Speaking of transfers, Maryland football officially announced that quarterback Josh Jackson and tight end Tyler Mabry will suit up for the Terps this fall.
Maryland women’s lacrosse has seven members on this year’s IWLCA All-Region teams.
And finally, Maryland volleyball’s Katie Meyers enjoyed her first day in Tokyo as part of USA Volleyball’s collegiate national team.