NCAA Basketball

Maryland Lands Xavier Transfer Dezmine Wells

After two weeks of updates, visits and rumors, Xavier transfer Dezmine Wells has found a new home.

Maryland landed the 6-foot-5 wing on Tuesday morning. Wells tweeted out the news just after 10 a.m. on the east coast. [blackbirdpie url=""]

Wells announcement was very creative and straight forward, as the forward acknowledged the difficulty of the past few weeks and the major responsibilities of being a student athlete.

Wells was expelled from the university for a violation of the school’s code of conduct, but no charges were filed in connection to the issues surrounding the incident.

The Terrapins and head coach Mark Turgeon have landed an impact performer in Wells, who will have three years of eligibility remaining at UMD. Maryland will be expected to file for a waiver on Wells’ behalf, hoping the wing can gain immediate eligibility for the 2012-13 season. If not, Wells will be able to play during the 2013-14 season.

Just last week, news began emerging about Wells’ upcoming visits. After a two-day trip to Kentucky resulted in no commitment, Wells traveled to Memphis last Friday, Maryland this past Saturday, and then concluded his four-school tour at Oregon on Sunday.

Wells then returned home yesterday afternoon to discuss a decision with his family. Maryland became the final verdict on Tuesday morning.

As of yesterday, the rumors swirling around Wells and a potential fit at Maryland emerged via the Washington Post, saying his visit on Saturday went very well and the forward was very comfortable in College Park.

The Terrapins continue to improve under Turgeon, now entering his second season, and with a strong recruiting class coming in this season, things are back on the rise for Maryland.

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


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