Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Kevin Huerter Considering Eight Schools, Sets Four Visit Dates
Kevin Huerter, a 6-foot-6 2016 point guard from Clifton Park (N.Y.) Shenendehowa, is considering eight schools and set official visit dates to half of them, City Rocks coach Jimmy Hart told SNY.tv Thursday.
Huerter has set officials to Villanova (Aug. 30-31), Maryland (Sept. 4-6), Michigan (Sept. 12-14) and Notre Dame Sept. (24-26).
“Iowa, Indiana, Creighton and Davidson are all still in the mix,” Hart said by phone Thursday, adding that no dates have been set to those schools. “It’s actually eight [schools].
“There’s no frontrunners. Academics are important. He really wants to see the campuses when students are there. The [recent] unofficial at Maryland was very impressive.”
Hart added that if Syracuse had a 2016 scholarship to offer they would’ve made the list.
“If Syracuse had a 2016 scholarship available they would be offering it to Kevin,” he said. “And they would be right there. He has an offer for 2017 from Syracuse. [Mike] Hopkins and Gerry McNamara actually were on him earlier than most. He’s staying 2016 so they are out.”
As for Huerter’s upside, Hart says it’s “through the roof.”
“He’s a kid, he’s still 16 years old,” he said. “What’s he gonna be like when he’s 19? He’s all of 6-6 now, he can play the one. He hasn’t really gotten stronger, what’s he gonna be like a year and a half from now, 15 or 20 pound from now?”
Hart says Huerter is a natural one who can also play the two.
“He has great feet, he’s athletic, make good decisions,” he said. “I think he’s a one. He really pushes the ball great in transition. He’s willing to give it up early or he pushes it off the dribble real well. He can probe for a quick pop, if it’s not there he’ll pull it out and run something.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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