UNC Continuing to Track Huell

North Carolina has been tracking Miami (Fla.) Norland power forward Dewan Huell since last fall. That continued this past weekend.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Dewan Huell recently cut his list to 11 schools and the Miami native included North Carolina.

The Top 25 Class of 2016 post player is down to Florida, Florida State, Kansas, LSU, Louisville, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina, Notre Dame, South Carolina and South Florida.

Roy Williams watched Huell play with Team Breakdown this weekend during the Under Armour Association's second session in Louisville. Huell told Inside Carolina that assistant coach Hubert Davis has been actively recruiting him.

"It's starting to be weekly now [that I hear from] Coach Hubert," Huell said of Carolina's interest. "[He talks to me about] getting better and how I can work on my game."

Huell said he is still in the fact-finding portion of his recruitment, so he's still learning about the Tar Heels. He did say of the program, They're a big-time school," adding that he wants to learn more about programs on his list like UNC so that he's not making a decision that he would later regret.

"I did it because I wanted to start to get an idea of where I want to play. I didn't want to have to decide at the last minute," Huell said of his list. "A lot of people commit to schools [and limit your own options] so I had to trim it down. I'll trim it some more soon."

Florida, Florida State and South Carolina recently visited with Huell and Miami is also making strong overtures about keeping him at home. Huell said that Florida State, Miami and South Carolina are currently on him the hardest, but he doesn't have any visits planned and is waiting to see how the summer plays out before scheduling any visits in the fall.

As for what he's looking for out of his future school, Huell has a few things in mind.

"A team that plays hard; a school that I can go play at [with immediate playing time]; a school that constantly makes it to the NCAA tournament," Huell said.

While some big men would shy away from the prospect of sharing the front court with a talented running mate, Huell said that he's open to pairing up with another talented big man in college -- if it's the correct fit. Huell already plays on Team Breakdown with Tampa native Juwan Durham -- although Durham is currently out with injury. The duo thrived together last summer and seemed to share the spotlight just fine.

"It depends what type of big he is," Huell said of potential teammates. "I like playing with Juwan. I was really disappointed when I found out he was hurt going into the season. I was looking forward to playing with him. I just know how to play with other bigs from playing with Juwan."

With Team Breakdown this spring, Huell is averaging 15.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.

Huell's goal is to continue to improve as the spring wears along so that he's in position to regularly dominante.

"I feel like I haven't played up to par yet, but it's coming."

Scout's Weekend Evaluation
by Rob Harrington

"Huell played like a McDonald’s All-American each time I watched him. He’s very quick off the floor and utilizes his springs for numerous interior finishers, and he also elevates explosively for boards and blocks. Meanwhile, he sits down in the post and unleashes a smooth and quick jump hook with range to eight feet. That’s a weapon that will serve him very well in the future as well as the present. Huell’s energy also impressed and the fact that he’s naturally a finesse player but one who understands the traditional role of a 6-9 big man."

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