If you’re an NBA Draft hopeful, being hurt at any point during the pre-draft process stinks. It is especially bad if the injury will keep you out of action after you’re drafted.
That seems to be the case with Maryland’s Kevin Huerter. The versatile wing is projected to be a first-round pick in this month’s draft.
Unfortunately, Huerter recently underwent surgery on an injured right (shooting) hand, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. He’s expected to miss two months.
Depending on when Huerter was operated on, he could miss some of the upcoming NBA Summer League.
Maryland forward Kevin Huerter, a projected first-round pick in the June NBA Draft, underwent surgery to repair torn ligaments in his right hand, sources tell ESPN. He will be sidelined for two months.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 13, 2018
In two seasons at Maryland, the 6-foot-7 Huerter impressed with his outside shooting (he’s a career 39 percent three-point shooter) and athleticism.
Last season, Huerter averaged 14.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game for the Terrapins.
The 2018 NBA Draft will be held Thursday, June 21 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The draft will get underway at 7 p.m. ET.