Basketball: Miami Hurricanes’ Dewan Huell declares for NBA Draft, will not hire agent

MIAMI, FL – JANUARY 15: Dewan Huell #20 of the Miami Hurricanes defends Marvin Bagley III #35 of the Duke Blue Devils during the first half of the game at The Watsco Center on January 15, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)

As Bruce Brown did before him, Dewan Huell is testing the waters of the NBA draft process.

Huell, a sophomore forward, declared for the draft but will not hire an agent. That allows him to participate in the NBA combine, if invited, and work out for teams. If his draft stock is lower than he expects, he can return for his junior season.

Huell, 6-foot-11 and 225 pounds, tied for the team lead in scoring (11.4) and grabbed 6.7 rebounds per game last year. He saw his minutes increase from 17.4 as a freshman to 25.8, and boosted his points (5.8 as a freshman) and rebounds (3.1).

He is rated 78th on NBADraft.net’s Big Board, projected at present to go undrafted.

UM’s top prospect, freshman guard Lonnie Walker, has yet to announce if he is turning pro. Walker is a projected lottery pick.

Brown, who missed the final 13 games of the season after left foot surgery, is widely considered a late first-rounder.