Know About Kevin Huerter; Stats, Salary, Contract, Hawks, Dating, Height

Published Date: 06 Mar, 2019 Updated date: 06 Mar, 2019 By Celebs Podium

Another young prospect to muster the limelight of NBA league is American professional basketball player Kevin Huerter. The 20-year-old shooting guard commenced the grandest league journey after signing a contract with the Hawks last year.

Before storming into NBA, Kevin Huerter had a prosperous amateur career. He was a star in all of his high school and college days. Well, Kevin sort of had that coming as his father formerly amassed recognizable success playing college basketball.

Short Bio: Age, Father, Height

The NBA amateur, age 20, was born on 27 August 1998 in Albany, New York. He is one of the fourth children of his former basketball player father, Tom Huerter and mother Erin Huerter. Kevin was raised in Clifton Park, New York alongside his brother, Thomas Jr. and two sisters, Jillian and Meghan.


Kevin Huerter wishes Mother’s Day to his mom on 14 May 2017 (Kevin’s Instagram)

Growing up in Clifton Park, Kevin joined Shenendehowa High School where he kicked off his basketball career. Later, he enrolled at the University of Maryland only to take forward his amateur career.

Kevin stands at a tall height of 6 feet and 7 inches (2.01m) and weighs around 86 kg (190 lbs). Besides, he possesses white ethnicity backed by his American nationality.

NBA Contract, Salary

Coming with a blistering high school and college career, Kevin Huerter was snatched by NBA side Atlanta Hawks as the 19th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft on 21 June 2018. Subsequently, the young gun signed a contract with Hawks on 1 July 2018.

Kevin’s contract with the Hawks boasts him with the salary of $2,250,960 in the 2018/19 season. With that hefty paycheck, Kevin is already the 318th best-paid NBA player this year. In addition, he is the 134th best-paid guard this year and 13th best-paid player of the Atlanta Hawks this season. His 2019/20 salary is projected at $2,636,280.

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Career Stats

After leading his high school team to its second state championship, Kevin initiated his college career with Maryland Terrapins. His season stats of average 9.3 points and 4.9 rebounds per game as a starting position earned him the place in the United States team for the 2017 FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup.

Kevin finished his college career with 5.0 RPG, 3.0 APG, .394 3-point field goal percentage and .466 Field goal percentage from his 65 appearances. Following that, he paved his way into NBA with Atlanta Hawks and recorded 22 points in a game against Indiana Pacers on 31 December 2018.

Backed by his season-high 29 points against Philadelphia 76ers on 11 January 2019, Kevin’s NBA stats so far read as 3.2 RPG, 2.7 APG, .391 3-point field goal percentage and .423 Field goal percentage from 59 starts.

Who Is Kevin Huerter Dating?

Kevin is up and running with his fresh NBA career which keeps him fully intact in the professional aspect of life. While doing so, the young talent likes to keep his dating life on a low key. However, Kevin’s recent Instagram posts show that he is enjoying a romantic relationship life.


Kevin Huerter shares cozy beach moment with girlfriend Elsa on 21 February 2019 (Picture: Elsa’s Instagram)

Kevin Huerter is dating a beautiful girl who goes by the name Elsa Shafer. The romantic pair often flash their joyous togetherness through Instagram posts. Surely, we hope to hear more from the player about the on-going romance sooner than later.

Some Interesting Facts About Kevin Huerter

  • Kevin is also known by his nickname ‘Red Mamba.’
  • He majored in Letters and Sciences at the University of Maryland.
  • His father led Siena College to its debut NCAA Tournament in 1989.
  • Kevin received the tag of Mr. New York Basketball following his successful high school career.
  • Kevin was surprised to swap jersey with Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade after the completion of Hawks-Miami game on 5 March 2019. The veteran star, who is playing his last season, chose Kevin to share his jersey with which kept the Hawks’ rookie wondering.
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