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CHICAGO, IL – MAY 15: NBA Draft Prospect, Kevin Hervey poses for a portrait during the 2018 NBA Combine circuit on May 15, 2018 at the Intercontinental Hotel Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois. Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Kevin Hervey made waves at the 2018 combines.

He may be new to the Thunder roster, but Kevin Hervey is hitting the ground running. The 6’8″ giant showed off his versatility at the 2018 draft combines.

According to The Ringer:

"“Kevin Hervey was the most intriguing player of the combine. At 6-foot-8 with a 7-foot-4 wingspan, the UT Arlington forward hit spot-up 3s, defended multiple positions, and hit a tough contested jumper off the dribble, which is something he did a lot of in college. Health is a concern—he’s torn both of his ACLs already—but his potential is tantalizing in the late first or early second round, areas where risks can be taken. With Hervey, a team may hit a home run.”"

The OKC Thunder selected Hervey as the 57th pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. The 22-year-old comes from the University of Texas-Arlington, only about a 3-hour drive from Oklahoma City.

Though he battled knee injuries in high school and college, Hervey eventually became a star by his senior year at Arlington. He earned an average of 20.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.2 assists.

Of the trio of rookies who the OKC Thunder added this June as of this writing only Hervey’s path remains unknown. Devon Hall will play overseas but, his rights will remain under the Thunder. Diallo signed a deal with the varsity team and both two-way contracts have been filled. It’s likely Hervey will do something similar to Hall and play either for the OKC Blues (the Thunder G-League Affiliate) or like Hall head overseas.