Miami Hurricanes hurt by Lonnie Walker and Dewan Huell slumps

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 24: Lonnie Walker IV
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 24: Lonnie Walker IV /
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Huell has been even worse over the Hurricanes last six games. He has averaged 5.7 PPG, 5.5 RPG and is shooting 37.5 percent in Miami’s last half dozen games. Miami has gone 3-3 during in those games.

Walker had been playing exceptionally well and appeared to be fully recovered from last summer’s MCL tear and an ankle injury early in the season. After scoring only 19 points in the Hurricanes first three ACC games, Walker had eight straight games reaching double figures.

During his hot streak, the Freshman from Reading, Pennsylvania averaged 18.8 points per game, 3.8 rebounds per game, 2.8 assists per game, made 41.4 percent of his three-point attempts and made 83.9 percent of his free throws. Walker’s shooting and scoring have both suffered during Miami’s two-game losing streak.

He is averaging just six points, has not recorded a rebound and has averaged just two assists in the Hurricanes losses at Boston College and at home to Virginia. Walker has made just four of 17 from the floor and has missed all nine of his three-point shots over the last two games.

As Miami enters the home stretch of the regular season they are not likely to be successful without their top two scorers leading the way. Huell and Walker are the only two healthy Hurricanes averaging in double figures.