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Maryland makes Wells transfer official

Posted on 07 September 2012 by WNST Staff

Former Xavier forward was the 2012 Sporting News A-10 Freshman of the Year

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Former Xavier forward Dezmine Wells has signed a financial-aid agreement and been admitted to the University of Maryland, men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon announced Friday.

 

A native of Raleigh, N.C., Wells was named the Sporting News Atlantic 10 Freshman of the Year after averaging 9.8 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game during the 2011-12 season. He will enroll in classes this fall and have three years of eligibility remaining.

 

“I have followed Dez for the past three years and I know he will be a good student-athlete and teammate,” said Turgeon. “[Assistant coach] Bino Ranson was very active in his recruitment at Xavier and has also built a strong relationship with Dez over the past several years. This is a new beginning and a fresh start for Dez at Maryland and were looking forward to him joining us on campus.

 

“As a player, he is an athletic and powerful wing who can score in a variety of ways. He is also an excellent individual and team defender. Dez has experience playing in the postseason, which will help show our young players what it takes to reach that level of success.”

 

Wells started 32 games for the Musketeers last season and shot 50.4 percent from the field, including a 37.7 percent from beyond the 3-point line. In the NCAA Tournament Wells helped Xavier advance to the Sweet Sixteen, with his best game coming in the second round against Notre Dame when he had 14 points and 11 rebounds.

 

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Former Xavier G/F Wells picks Maryland

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Former Xavier G/F Wells picks Maryland

Posted on 04 September 2012 by WNST Staff

Former Xavier G/F Dezmine “Dez” Wells announced his decision to transfer to Maryland on Twitter Tuesday, posting the following message of explanation.

As noted, Wells selected Maryland ahead of Memphis & Oregon and also visited Kentucky last week. His eligibility for 2012-2013 remains in question as he will seek a waiver to not have to sit out a season, but CBSSports.com’s Jeff Goodman reported it “unlikely” that the NCAA would allow the exemption. If not, Wells would have three years of eligibility starting in 2013-2014.

Wells was expelled from Xavier after allegations of sexual assault despite prosecutors choosing not to charge him in the case. Wells averaged 9.8 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game for the Musketeers as a freshman. He was also involved in last season’s December 10 brawl during XU’s game against Cincinnati, receiving a suspension for his role in the fight.

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