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MM 6.21: Former Terp Kevin Huerter lights up Game 7, leads Atlanta Hawks to conference finals

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

2021 NBA Playoffs - Atlanta Hawks v Philadelphia 76ers Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

Former Maryland men’s basketball sharpshooter Kevin Huerter put on a show Sunday evening, leading the Atlanta Hawks to a 103-96 Game 7 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.

Huerter finished the all-or-nothing game with a team-high and playoff career-high 27 points on 10-of-18 shooting, also adding seven rebounds, three assists and one steal. He averaged 13.1 points per game on 43.7% shooting against the 76ers across the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

With the win, Huerter and the No. 5 seed Hawks advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, where they will face the No. 3 seed Milwaukee Bucks.

In other news

Maryland football picked up its first Class of 2023 commitment in quarterback Robert “Champ” Long Jr.

Maryland women’s basketball guards Ashley Owusu and Diamond Miller were part of the AmeriCup team that took home gold.

Maryland men’s basketball lost the commitment of 2022 point guard Paul Lewis.

Different Maryland teams celebrated Father’s Day on Sunday.