The first round drought for Maryland basketball is over.
The Atlanta Hawks selected guard Kevin Huerter with the 19th pick in the 2018 NBA Draft Thursday night.
Huerter becomes the highest Terp selected since Alex Len was taken by the Phoenix Suns with the No. 5 pick in 2013.
It’s been a wild ride for Huerter, who initially declared for the NBA Draft in April without an agent, but elected to stay after performing well at the NBA Combine and reportedly receiving the promise of a first-round selection.
Maryland fans will now wait to see what happens with forward Justin Jackson, who is a fringe second-round pick, according to draft projections.