Dewan Antonio Hernandez

Dewan Antonio Hernandez: Center Forward

Fun Fact:

Dewan Hernandez changed his name from Dewan Huell, the name given to him at birth, to Dewan Hernandez as a way to honour his mother, Christina Hernandez.

Bio:

Born in Miami, Florida, on December 9th, 1996, Dewan Hernandez started his basketball career in his hometown at Miami Norland High School, where he played on three state championship teams. He averaged 19.2 points and 9.1 rebounds per game in his senior year, and was also crowned the Miami Herald 8A-6A Player of the Year. Hernandez stayed true to his roots as he accepted an offer from Miami University, in which he was rated a five-star recruit. The Miami born star started slow as a freshman, with 5.8 points and 3.1 rebounds per game, but made a comeback in his second year as he averaged 11.4 points and 6.6 rebounds per game with a 57 field goal percentage. During his time as a sophomore, Dewan recorded a career high of 23 points in a game against Minnesota, in which he led his team to a win. From 2017-2018, Hernandez did not play for his junior and senior year due to eligibility concerns regarding the NCAA Division I Men’s basketball scandal, in which the player failed to qualify for eligibility twice. On January 28th, 2019, Dewan Hernandez announced his entry for the 2019 NBA Draft in which he was drafted to the Toronto Raptors in June of that year. Hernanadez’s contract was formalized on July 13th, 2019, where he signed an entry level contract, in which he plays for the NBA G League and the Raptors 905, along with the Toronto Raptors.