NCAA denies Maryland’s eligibility claim for Wells

October 26, 2012 | WNST Staff

NCAA denies Maryland’s eligibility claim for Wells

Maryland men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon expected a decision from the NCAA this week regarding the eligibility of transfer guard Dez Wells, and they did indeed receive the news Friday afternoon.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t good news that reached College Park, as the NCAA denied Maryland’s plea to have Wells suit up for the squad this season.

Wells, who was expelled from Xavier following sexual assault allegations, made the freshman Atlantic-10 team while averaging 9.8 ppg and 4.9 rpg. Xavier backed Maryland in it’s fight to get Wells eligible, but apparently that wasn’t enough of a case to get the NCAA to sign off on the move.

Maryland is expected to appeal the decision, and no matter the result-Wells is eligible to practice with the team.

Wells had a team high 15 points in the team’s Red-White scrimmage last Saturday.

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