Colorado Springs, Colo. – USA Basketball announced that incoming Maryland freshman guard Kevin Huerter is among 18 players who have been named finalists for the 2016 USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Team.

The finalists were selected by the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Committee, chaired by Jim Boeheim (Syracuse).

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“Kevin has done very well this week and has played within himself,” said Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon, who is serving as an assistant coach on the 2016 USA Basketball Men’s U18 National team.

An ESPN four-star recruit, Huerter  is a member of a talented 2016 recruiting class that is ranked in the top 10 nationally. The 6-foot-6 combo guard from Clifton Park, NY., played high school basketball at Shenendehowa Central High School. In his junior season, he helped Shenendehowa secure its first state title since 1987 by scoring 25 points in the championship game.

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For his efforts, Huerter was named the NYSPHSAA Championship Most Valuable Player. Huerter was also named the 2015 Suburban Council Player of the Year.

The USA U18 National Team will compete in the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship July 19-23 in Valdivia, Chile. Not only is a gold medal at stake, but the top four finishing teams will earn a qualifying berth in the 2017 FIBA U19 World Championship.

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