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Maryland's Kevin Huerter realizes NBA dream, is drafted 19th overall by Hawks

Maryland's Kevin Huerter realizes NBA dream, is drafted 19th overall by Hawks

Steve Dagostino had seen snippets of Kevin Huerter's burgeoning basketball skills as the former Division II All-American’s business as a local trainer began to grow in upstate New York.

One afternoon, when Huerter was in 10th grade at Shenendehowa High, the skinny red-headed youngster did something that made Dagostino think the ceiling was a lot higher for Huerter than he previously believed.

At the time, Dagostino had been working for a couple of years with Huerter, who had just gone through a growth spurt to reach about 6 feet 3, but he barely weighed 150 pounds.

“I came into the gym and he made this pass — it was like a crosscourt, fullcourt, left-handed pass on a...

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