Dewan Hernandez

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Dewan Hernandez
20160330 MCDAAG Dewan Huell at the rim.jpg
No. 20 – Toronto Raptors
PositionPower forward
Personal information
Born (1996-12-09) December 9, 1996 (age 22)
Miami, Florida
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolMiami Norland (Miami Gardens, Florida)
CollegeMiami (Florida) (2016–2018)
NBA draft2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59th overall
Selected by the Toronto Raptors
Playing career2019–present
Career history
2019–presentToronto Raptors
Career highlights and awards
Stats at
Stats at

Dewan Hernandez (born Dewan Huell; December 9, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Miami Hurricanes.

High school career[edit]

Hernandez attended Miami Norland High School in Miami, Florida, playing on three state championship teams. As a senior, he averaged 19.2 points and 9.1 rebounds per game and was the Miami Herald 8A-6A Player of the Year. In January 2016, Hernandez was named a McDonald's All American, and competed in the 2016 McDonald's All-American Game.[1] In the Under Armour Association circuit, he participated with Team Breakdown and averaged 16.1 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. He committed to Miami after considering offers from Florida State and South Carolina.[2] He was rated as a five-star recruit and was ranked 28th in the 2016 high school class by ESPN.

College career[edit]

As a freshman, he averaged 5.8 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. He showed marked improvement as a sophomore and scored a career-high 23 points in a victory over Minnesota on November 29, 2017.[3] Hernandez averaged 11.4 points and 6.6 rebounds per game as a sophomore while shooting 57 percent from the field. Following the season, he declared for the 2018 NBA draft but did not hire an agent and ultimately withdrew and returned to Miami.[4]

In October 2018, he announced he had legally changed his name to Dewan Hernandez in honor of his mother, Christina Hernandez.[5] Hernandez ultimately would not play for Miami in his junior season due to eligibility concerns relating to the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball corruption scandal revolving around Christian Dawkins.[6] After failing to qualify for eligibility twice,[7] Hernandez declared his entry for the 2019 NBA Draft on January 28, 2019.[8]

Professional career[edit]

Toronto Raptors[edit]

On June 20, 2019, Hernandez was drafted in the second round, 59th overall, in the 2019 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors. On July 13, 2019, Hernandez was officially signed by the Toronto Raptors to an entry level contract.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high


2016–17 Miami 32 15 17.4 .531 .000 .647 3.1 .2 .4 .8 5.8
2017–18 Miami 32 32 25.8 .576 .000 .689 6.7 .4 .5 1.0 11.4
Career 64 47 21.6 .560 .000 .675 4.9 .3 .5 .9 8.6


  1. ^ Kaufman, Michelle (September 14, 2016). "Cops say top UM basketball recruit assaulted man hiding with ex-girlfriend". Miami Herald. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  2. ^ Johnson, Chris (November 18, 2015). "Miami gets another elite recruit in five-star big man Dewan Huell". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  3. ^ Kaufman, Michelle (November 30, 2017). "Sophomore has career night as Hurricanes stay unbeaten with close win on the road". Miami Herald. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  4. ^ Phillips, Scott (May 26, 2018). "Dewan Huell returning to Miami for junior season". NBC Sports. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  5. ^ "Hurricanes forward Dewan Huell changes name to Hernandez". NBC Sports. Associated Press. October 10, 2018. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
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  9. ^ Toronto Raptors Twitter page

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