Dewan Hernandez’s career is in serious jeopardy at the University of Miami.
According to Hernandez’s lawyer, Jason Setchen, to the WatchStadium.com, Hernandez’s eligibility appeal to the NCAA was denied.
Setchen was hired in December to help Hernandez in his legal battle with the NCAA, having also helped UM basketball player DeQuan Jones in light of the Nevin Shapiro Scandal in 2012.
Hernandez is believed to have had sufficient enough conversation with agent Christian Dawkins to be ineligible for competition in the NCAA.
Hernandez’s ruling leaves Miami stranded with just seven scholarship players, following the redshirting of junior Rodney Miller and the injury to Deng Gak.
The Norland High alum averaged just over eight-a-half-points and about five rebounds per game during his two seasons at the Watsco Center, including one year as a starter.
Hernandez initially declared for the 2018 NBA draft after his Sophomore season in Coral Gables, but didn’t sign with an agent and remained in school.
Hernandez changed his last name from Huell in the offseason, which according to him, was to honor his mother.