Tar Heels Track Huerter

Kevin Huerter's scoring ability has earned him many offers in recent months, as well as interest from UNC.

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. – Ask Kevin Huerterwhat his biggest strength is on the basketball court and you’ll get a quick, decisive answer.

“Scoring and shooting,” the 2016 guard said succinctly.

Excelling at one of the game’s most fundamental skills has made Huerter a valued commodity. After not playing on an AAU travel circuit last year, Huerter had a breakout performance at Boo Williams in the spring.

He’s carried that momentum into a successful summer, while picking up offers from Syracuse (for 2017) Vanderbilt, Marquette, Xavier, Iowa, Maryland and Notre Dame. Oregon, Indiana, Gonzaga and Michigan have shown varying degrees of interest.

“Last AAU season I played with my high school team… we won a state championship this year so that’s what we wanted to do,” he explained. “It wasn’t confidence… It was just I wasn’t really getting seen by anyone yet and that’s where it kind of picked up, when I got out in the circuit.”

UNC assistant C.B. McGrath reached out to Huerter earlier this summer via text message.

“(I’ve heard from them) a little bit,” he said. “A couple of texts. He said he’ll watch me more (this summer) and we’ll see what happens.”

Thursday at the EYBL Finals, UNC assistant Hubert Davis took in both of Huerter’s games.

At 6-foot-6, Huerter said his size allows him to play multiple positions.

“I can play the point and bring the ball up,” he said. “I can play the ‘2’ and come off screens. I’m long and more athletic than it seems like.”

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