The Atlanta Hawks are trading former Shenendehowa High School star Kevin Huerter to the Sacramento Kings for Justin Holiday, Mo Harkless and a future conditional draft pick, according to a person with direct knowledge of the agreement.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on Friday on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been formally approved by the NBA and announced by either club. ESPN first reported the trade.
During his time at Shenendehowa, Huerter led the Plainsmen to the 2015 Class AA state championship before being named Mr. New York Basketball as a senior in 2016. Also in 2016, Huerter played outfield on the Plainsmen’s team that won the Class AA baseball state championship. Ian Anderson, now a starting pitcher for Major League Baseball’s Atlanta Braves, was also a senior on that team.
Selected with a 19th overall pick out of the University of Maryland in the 2018 NBA Draft, Huerter signed a four-year, $65 million rookie contract extension last fall.
Huerter averaged 11.4 points in four seasons with Atlanta. He was a starter for the overwhelming majority of his time in Atlanta.
But a trade seemed likely after the Hawks added guard Dejounte Murray in a trade with San Antonio this week, creating a backcourt pairing of young All-Stars — Murray and Trae Young.
Holiday spent 26 games with the Hawks in the 2015-16 season and averaged 8.3 points for the Kings this past season. Harkless averaged 4.6 points for Sacramento last season.