Hawks’ Huerter cleared for on-court work

Rookie Kevin Huerter has been cleared for on-court basketball activities.

Kevin Huerter has had the cast removed from his hand and has been 100 percent cleared to take part in on-court basketball activities for the Atlanta Hawks, according to a report.

Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports the rookie is taking an important step in his rehabilitation after undergoing surgery to repair torn ligaments in his shooting (right) hand just before the June 21 draft.

Huerter, a 6-foot-7, 190-pound shooting guard, was selected by Atlanta with the 19th overall pick in the draft out of Maryland, where he averaged 14.8 points and shooting 50.3 percent from the field, 41.7 percent from deep and 75.8 percent from the free-throw line for the Terrapins last season.