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Kevin Huerter backs up decision to leave Maryland early with solid NBA rookie season in Atlanta

Kevin Huerter backs up decision to leave Maryland early with solid NBA rookie season in Atlanta

Even after the Atlanta Hawks selected Kevin Huerter with the 19th overall pick in last June’s NBA draft, there were questions about the former Maryland shooting guard’s readiness for the rigors of an 82-game schedule against the world’s best players.

Most of it had more to do with Huerter’s physical maturity than his well-rounded game and well-grounded personality. But the preseason and early regular season did little to quash the questions about whether Huerter left college too soon.

Huerter, who lost much of his summer preparation time after undergoing surgery to repair a broken knuckle on his shooting hand suffered late in his sophomore season, said some of the...

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