CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami signee Dewan Huell has been named a 2016 McDonald’s All-American, as announced on ESPNU Jan. 17.
Huell will become the fourth McDonald’s All-American to play at Miami, joining Darius Rice (2000 McDonald's All-American), Steve Edwards (1992) and Tito Horford (1985).
Since the inception of the McDonald’s All American Game in 1977, only 38 players have hailed from the state of Florida, 11 of which were from 'The State of Miami' – Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties. Just six of those players have been from Dade County, the most recent before Huell being Corey Louis in 1994.
Huell, at 6-10 and 218 pounds, is a five-star, top-25 power forward from Miami Norland High School. Nationally, he is ranked the No. 21 player by ESPN, No. 23 by Rivals and No. 25 by Scout. ESPN and Scout rank him fifth at his position, and Scout says he’s the top player in the state of Florida, while ESPN and Rivals have him second in the state.
Huell is the most lauded signee for Miami since Durand Scott in 2009, DeQuan Jones in 2008, No. 32 Guillermo Diaz in 2003 and McDonald’s All-American Darius Rice in 2000.
Huell has played in numerous national camps, including the Nike Elite 100, LeBron James Skills Academy, adidas Nations, Elite 24 all-star game, UA All-America Camp and the NBPA Top 100 Camp.
At Miami Norland, Huell has led the Vikings to three state championships, and the Miami Herald’s Player of the Year posted 19.2 points and 9.1 rebounds as a junior.
A fluid player who finishes around the rim, Huell runs the floor and can beat his man off the dribble. He can hit the open 15-footer, as well as play with his back to the basket, scoring with a jump hook. Huell has the ability to elevate quickly, giving him the ability to block shots and grab offensive rebounds.