On Wednesday afternoon, news broke that Miami Hurricanes Freshman PF Dewan Huell had been arrested.
Breaking News: UM hoops star recruit Dewan Huell arrested. Story here, will be updated. https://t.co/uLaqL9nnIp @miamiherald @heraldsports— Michelle Kaufman (@kaufsports) September 14, 2016
An early report on what occurred:
SLATER SCOOP: Canes' prized basketball recruit, Dewan Huell, arrested. https://t.co/4uDRpRCcg8— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) September 14, 2016
Incoming UM player Dewan Huell arrested for battery, reports @AndySlater . Allegedly dragged man who was in closet with DW's ex-girlfriend— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) September 14, 2016
Athletic Director Blake James released the following statement regarding this situation:
Statement from Miami AD Blake James on basketball player Dewan Huell's reported arrest for battery: pic.twitter.com/Mn92rtmF4Y— Christy Chirinos (@ChristyChirinos) September 14, 2016
After the whole Mark Walton situation, which ended up being dismissed and contrary to what was initially reported by several media outlets and the Miami Police Department, I think taking a wait-and-see approach with this situation is the prudent course of action.
Huell attended local Miami Norland HS, and was a 5-star prospect by all recruiting services. The 6’11” 220lb Huell is one of the highest rated recruits ever to sign with Canes Basketball, and would be in line for a large role on this year’s team.
More on this story as it becomes available.