The Miami Hurricanes got great news when they were able to keep five-star Dewan Huell home by landing his commitment in the fall. Now Huell is at the McDonald’s All-American Game, and is enjoying his final days as a high school basketball player before getting ready for college.
It was a strong senior season for Huell on the court, but he was slightly disappointed that his team came up just short of its main goal.
“My senior year was tough because it was the only year we didn’t win state,” noted Huell. “Individually in the middle of the season I didn’t play as well, but I got it going at the end and played pretty well.”
Though Huell fell short of the main team goal, he was able to accomplish one of his major individual goals by being selected to the McDonald’s All-American Game.
“It is a true blessing to be here and a once and a lifetime opportunity,” said Huell of the selection. “All the best have been through here so it is great.”
Up next for Huell is Miami, where playing time is available with the graduation Tonye Jekiri up front. With playing time there for the taking, Huell has high expectations.
“It is great,” said Huell of his opportunity at Miami. “Coach (Jim) Larranaga is a great coach and he is going to make me the best player I can be and I should make a big jump as a freshman.”
Huell continued, “I will fit in as a stretch 4 and a playmaker from the inside.”
Currently Huell is ranked as the No. 25 overall player in the 2016 class, and he has a chance to even improve upon that standing with a strong week in Chicago at the McDonald’s All-American Game.