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By HPU Athletics. June 29, 2015 - 11:44 am
Hawaii Pacific Women’s Basketball standout Kylie Huerta is done with her NCAA eligibility but her professional basketball career may be just starting. On Tuesday, the Harlem Globetrotters announced its 2015 draft class and Huerta is among the prodigious six player group.
Huerta was marvelous in her one season at HPU earning All-Region and All-PacWest honors. The Washington native was the catalyst for Division II’s top scoring offense in 2014-2015 while helping lead theSharks to a 25-5 record. Huerta was named PacWest Tournament MVP after winning the league crown.
The PacWest Newcomer of the Year was among the top point guards in the nation, averaging 7.1 assists while only turning the ball over 1.7 times per game. The Division I transfer shot 43% from distance, 86% from the foul line and 45% from the field. Her 14.9 PPG ranked her second on the team.
Despite the head-turning numbers, Huerta stood out due to her size. Listed at a generous 5’1, Huerta still averaged 4.8 rebounds per game. The Globetrotters may play up this angle as they have already nicknamed her “Lil Ky.”
The Globetrotters are unrivaled in the world of sports and family entertainment, showcasing spellbinding basketball by some of the best players on the planet, and the team searches the world for superb athletes with a flair for entertainment who also epitomize the Globetrotters’ ambassadorial spirit.
“When we conduct our draft, we look for outstanding athletes from different sports all over the world that exemplify the Globetrotters’ efforts to provide service, smiles and sportsmanship globally,” said Sweet Lou Dunbar, the Globetrotters’ director of player personnel. “This group of individuals embodies the skill, athleticism and showmanship it takes to be a Harlem Globetrotter.”
The other athletes in the 2015 class are LaQuavius Cotton (Delta State), Alex Morgan (soccer), Mo’ne Davis (baseball), Dude Perfect (trick shot artist) and Larry Nance Jr. (Wyoming).
Photo courtesy of Harlem Globetrotters.