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Dewan Hernandez Done At UM Following Ruling

The NCAA’s ruling was not in the forward’s favor.

NCAA Basketball: ACC Operation Basketball Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Dewan Hernandez’s career at the University of Miami is over.

A ruling put out by the NCAA said that in order to regain eligibility, the forward would have to sit out the remainder of the year, and 40 percent of next year as well.

Hernandez has withdrawn from UM and made the following statement regarding his future.

Jason Setchen, Hernandez’s attorney, also put out a statement.

UM athletic director Blake James had some words to say as well.

Jim Larrañaga had the following comment.

The ruling puts UM squarely with eight scholarship players moving forward, following the awarding of a scholarship to Wille Herenton. While Herenton may be able to provide the Hurricanes with some much-needed depth, Hernandez’s absence makes Ebuka Izundu the sole true big man on Larrañaga’s team.

Hernandez will make a second attempt at the NBA after initially declaring for the draft under a year ago.