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Wednesday / May 18.
  • Dewan Huell: Florida’s Next Top Big Man

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    By JACK LeGWIN

    Special to ZAGSBLOG

    Dewan Huell lives in a state that has cranked out many good big men, and he is showing that he’s got next.

    The 6-foot-10 sophomore out of Miami Norland (Fla.) has turned heads at some of the biggest schools in the nation, receiving offers fromĀ Louisville, Florida, Florida State, South Carolina, Alabama, Miami, Ole’ Miss and Kansas.

    “I would be honored to go to any one of those schools,” Huell told SNY.tv. “It would be a blessing to play for any one of those schools.”

    At the moment, Huell is just preparing to take a shot at winning a state championship for the second straight year alongside teammates, Florida Gulf Coast-bound Zach Johnson, and fellow highly ranked big man Juwan Durham.

    “Right now, our goal is to win another state championship,” Huell said. “I’m working on being more active consistently now. I can be active, I just need to do it more often.”

    Ranked No. 17 in the Class of 2016 by 247 Sports, Huell is averaging 10.8 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game in his second year for the Vikings, leading them to a 9-4 record.

    “If we want to win a state championship, we need to defend,” Huell said. “Making shots will be key for us if we want to win a state championship too.”

    Huell is already a fantastic rim protector and defender, with an extra long frame that will pay off when he gets to the next level.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.