Xavier Transfer Dezmine Wells Plans to Visit Four Schools

By Paul Seaver

Xavier transfer Dezmine Wells is moving forward with his collegiate career.

Last week, the university made the decision to expel Wells for an incident that was related to a violation of the school’s student code of conduct. The news became a huge blow to the Musketeers’ lineup looking ahead to 2012-13 because Wells was expected to be the team’s go-to-guy for head coach Chris Mack.

On Tuesday, however, Hamilton Country Prosecutor Joe Deters went public in saying that no charges were to be filed against Wells in the alleged case and that the university’s decision to expel Wells was “fundamentally unfair.”

With any legal issues now behind him, Wells can move forward and focus on a new destination and a new chapter in his career. He has been very straight-forward on Twitter over his disappointment in having to leave Xavier, but understands he now has no choice.

On Tuesday night, Wells tweeted: [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/DezWells_5/status/240599045033316353″]

Yesterday afternoon, CBSSports Network‘s Jon Rothstein tweeted that Wells could be nearing a new decision, naming three schools that could potentially land the 6-foot-5 wing.

However, the Commercial Appeal released a report on Tuesday night saying that Wells told them that he will take four visits before making a decision. In the report, Memphis, Louisville, North Carolina State and Maryland were named.

Memphis does have a scholarship offer remaining and there’s no doubt that Wells could be a huge lift for the Tigers moving forward. The former top-100 recruit has an abundance of talent and three years of eligibility remaining. Per NCAA rules, Wells would more than likely have to sit out the 2012-13 season once a decision to transfer has been made.

Wells averaged 9.8 points per game last season as a freshman.

 

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