It was just months ago that Maryland sophomore Kevin Huerter was a sure lock to return for the 2018-2019 season in College Park.
At some point during the offseason, the 19-year-old changed his mind and decided to test his luck and enter the 2018 NBA Draft.
After a solid performance at the Combine, Huerter began to soar up draft projection boards.
Fast forward to the night of the Draft on June 21 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The Clifton Park, N.Y. native declined an invite to instead be with his family, friends and former teammates at a local country club.
After watching 18 players get their names called by Commisioner Adam Silver, this happened:
This viral video had the 518 (Albany, N.Y. area code) basketball community buzzing about the kid who brought Shenendehowa High School its first state championship since 1987.
Huerter enjoyed outreach from many different names throughout the sports community:
On Monday, Huerter was officially introduced as the newest Atlanta Hawk. His father, Tom Huerter, documented part of the special day on Twitter:
In other news, if you don't see Kevin Huerter in Summer League, don't worry. Earlier this month, Huerter learned he needed to repair torn ligaments in his right shooting hand in order to be fully ready for the start of camp.
Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk expressed his confidence in a full recovery for Huerter during the introductory press conference Monday.
Clearly the organization is in the middle of a massive rebuild, and it's hoping that newcomers Kevin Huerter, Trae Young and Omari Spellman will be at the center of it.