What can Miami expect from Dewan Huell?

Assuming Jim Larranaga eventually writes a book about his coaching career, Dewan Huell will be a key part of a critical passage in Larranaga’s professional life.

If the forward develops like Miami’s coach wants him to, he might get his own chapter.

Huell was a game-changing recruit for Larranaga, the first McDonald’s All-American recruit he signed at Miami (or anywhere else). Huell, who played at Miami Norland High, was an ultra-rare South Florida hoops star, and Huell staying home sent a message to other future talents that the Hurricanes are a worthy program. It helped convince guard Bruce Brown, another top talent with NBA potential, to spurn Indiana for Miami on his way out of the New England prep scene.

Considering how that 2016 recruiting class paved the way for a 2017 group that features Jordan Brand and McDonald’s All-American guard Lonnie Walker, yes, adding Huell was a significant move. Before last year, UM had not had such a highly rated, big-splash recruit under Larranaga, and Huell is a local product.

More is to be written about him, though. It must be, because this won’t be a feel-good story if the hometown hero never stars in college. The Hurricanes expect Huell…

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