Kevin Huerter, a 4-star shooting guard from Clifton Park, NY, committed to Maryland on Monday, announcing his decision on Twitter. Huerter becomes Maryland's second commitment from the class of 2016.
The 6-foot-5 shooting guard loved his unofficial visit to College Park last month, and spent this weekend on an official visit. Tagging along with the bright personalities of the current basketball team (including Damonte Dodd, Robert Carter Jr. and Jake Layman), Huerter was seen at Maryland soccer's overtime victory against no. 1 ranked UCLA, and Maryland football's season-opening blowout victory over Richmond.
Three weeks ago, Huerter narrowed his list to eight schools: Creighton, Davidson, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Notre Dame and Villanova. He officially visited Villanova August 30-31st and will forego his scheduled visits to Michigan (9/12-9/14), and Notre Dame (9/24-26).
Huerter (no. 64) joins Anthony Cowan (no. 65) as the second 247Sports 4-star Top 100 player in Coach Mark Turgeon's recruiting arsenal.
He'll likely compete with Dion Wiley and Jared Nickens for playing time at shooting guard and small forward next season in a backcourt that'll be much less crowded after the departures of Rasheed Sulaimon and Jake Layman.
Turgeon looks to continue spitting some serious recruiting game next week as another pair of Top 100 recruits roll in to campus: 4-star shooting guard Brandon Robinson and 5-star forward Wenyen Gabriel.
Update - Brandon Robinson has canceled his official visit to Maryland after Huerter's commitment, and will visit Georgia Tech next weekend instead.