Not many high school basketball players get to hoop it up with the best player on the planet. But that’s exactly what happened to Clifton Park, New York native Kevin Huerter this week.

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“It was amazing,” said Huerter, to Armen and Levack, on 104.5 The Team. The 2016 guard attended the Nike Basketball Academy in Southern California the last several days.
“[LeBron], [Kevin Durant] and Paul George were there. You look at all these guys and all of them are at least 6-foot-8 and 6-foot-9.”

Fresh off a state title run with Shenendehowa High School this past year, Huerter had gone up against the best that New York state had to offer. Now, he got an idea of what the NBA’s top talent played like on the floor.

“LeBron is just thick and built and everything he does for how big he is, he’s so athletic and strong. You see him on TV with the long post ups on TV in the Finals. I’m making the same entry pass to him, and to see him go to work against a high school player is really cool.”

Other NBA names at the camp included Anthony Davis, Paul George, James Harden, DeMar DeRozan and Kobe Bryant.

“They were just giving us tips on ball screen stuff. Kobe actually gave a lecture to the whole camp and someone asked him how he dealt with being 17 in LA with all the distractions.

“He just said 'everyone will make mistakes … If you want to get to where you want to be, you got to be focused at all times you never will miss a workout and you have to work harder than anyone else'.”

The four-star prospect, ranked by, holds offers from all around the country. Since he was playing summer ball in June, Huerter will be taking visits in the fall.

Sporting recent offers from Villanova and Indiana, Huerter is looking at taking a slew of unofficial visits that could include those two schools, along with Syracuse, Notre Dame, Michigan, Maryland, Creighton and Miami.

Last month, Huerter told Armen and Levack that he might not take all of his official visits as it’s likely he could simply commit to a school as soon as he feels at home.

Armen and Levack can be heard weekdays from 3 to 7p ET, on 'Your Home for New York Sports', 104.5 The Team.