Former Maryland standout Kevin Huerter was named Tuesday among the top 10 rookies in the NBA this season.
Huerter was voted to the All-Rookie second team after receiving one first-team vote and 43 second-team votes among the panel made of up 100 broadcasters and sportswriters.
Huerter, who was drafted No. 19 overall by the Atlanta Hawks last June, was the first former Terp to be chosen to the league’s top rookie teams since Steve Francis was on the first team in 1999-2000.
Huerter’s teammate, point guard Trae Young, was one of two rookies to be unanimous first-team selections, along with Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks. Young and Doncic were joined on the first team by Deandre Ayton of the Phoenix Suns, Jaren Jackson Jr. of the Memphis Grizzlies and Marvin Bagley III of the Sacramento Kings. It’s only the second time the top five selections in the NBA draft were named to All-Rookie first team. The other time was the 1984-85 draft class of Hakeem Olajuwon, Sam Bowie, Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins and Charles Barkley.