Dewan Hernandez

Height: 6-10
Weight: 215
College: Miami (Fl)
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: 12/9/1996

2019 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 74
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
2019 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 59 by the Toronto Raptors

Pros:

Solid finisher around the basket
Adequate low post scorer
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on the move
Handles the ball well for a player his size
Fairly good rebounder
Decent defensive player
Decent shot blocker
Solid athlete

 
Cons:

Needs to improve his shooting
Must expand upon his shooting range
Must expand upon his low post moves
Needs to improve his passing ability
Does not always commit himself to the boards
Can be undisciplined defensively
Not an elite shot blocker
Missed an entire season of basketball this year
Potential character risk, has an arrest record

 
Summary:

Dewan Hernandez is an athletic big man that can score on high motor plays, and he also can rebound the basketball.  After being forced to sit out the season per NCAA ruling, Hernandez has played very well in the G-League Elite Camp and in the NBA Draft Combine scrimmage games, and he is an intriguing prospect that could end up being a potential second round pick in this year’s draft.

 

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

RealGM Profile

ESPN’s Article on Huell Returning to Miami

ESPN’s Article on Hernandez’s Name Change, Eligibility Issues

Wikipedia Bio