Cards coming after Huell 'very strong'

One of the top talents in the state of Florida for the Class of 2016 is Miami Norland forward Dewan Huell. The 6-foot-9 Huell has shown major improvement and is getting a lot of attention from some major college programs, including the University of Louisville.

Miami Norland High School power forward Dewan Huell is not only one of the top prospects in the state of Florida, but one of the elite talents in the Class of 2016.

The 6-foot-9, 210-pound Huell first started gaining attention last summer with Team Breakdown and it has continued into the spring. He recently was a standout at the NBPA Top 100 camp in Charlottesville, Va.

And his recruitment has picked up.

Louisville is among the schools that have been on him the longest with coach Mike Balado starting to recruit him more than a year ago. Balado was the first coach he heard from once the June 15 contact period began.

"He's been in contact a lot and a long time, before last summer," said Huell, who along with Team Breakdown teammates Juwan Durham and Eric Hester are hoping to visit U of L soon.

"I like the program and how they work their big guys," he said. "Coach Balado is from Miami and we have a great relationship. He's a really cool guy and I just like them a lot."

But Huell said at this point he has no real favorite. He said Miami, Florida, Florida State, Kansas, South Carolina and Ole Miss were among the schools showing the most interest.

When asked how many schools contacted him the first week of the period, Huell said "a lot."

But for now it's all about improvement and not just with his skills. Huell said he believes his biggest improvement on the floor has come from something that can't be taught.

"I have improved a lot, the most with my confidence," he said. "I don't think I had much confidence last year but it's improved tremendously. It's really gotten better."


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