Dez Wells: Path to Maryland

By aemmer
  • Wells Plays First Game for Xavier

    In his first game as a collegiate basketball player, Wells records 12 points, four rebounds and two assists in a 74-63 win over Morgan State.
  • Cincinnati-Xavier Brawl

    In the long-standing, cross-town rivalry game, Wells is involved in a brawl with 9.4 seconds left that prevented the game from even ending.
  • Six Dunk Night

    Wells has six dunks in a win over Duquesne University, announcing himself on the national stage and appearing on the ESPN Sportscenter "Top 10 Plays" with a one handed ally-oop dunk.
  • All Atlantic-10 Rookie team and Freshman of the Year

    After a season in which Wells averaged 9.8 points and and 4.9 rebounds a game, he is named to the All Atlantic-10 Rookie Team and Atlantic-10 Freshman of the Year by "Sporting News" magazine.
  • Last Game at Xavier

    Wells only registers two points and five rebounds in Xavier's Sweet 16 tournament loss versus Baylor University.
  • Expelled

    Xavier University expells Wells over allegations of sexual assault, citing a serious breach of the university Student Code of Conduct.
  • Charges Dropped

    A grand jury decides there is not enough evidence to back the charges of sexual assualt and the case is dropped, leading to Hamilton County prosecuter Joe Deters to urge Xaver to reconsider the expulsion. They choose not to.
  • Wells Picks Maryland

    Wells decides to transfer to the University of Maryland over Kentucky, Memphis and Oregon, and join the basketball team. It is uncertain whether the NCAA will wave the usual one-year wait period the transfers must sit out in order to play, in light of the sketchy nature of his expulsion.
  • Declared Eligable

    After a two month long waiver and appeal process, Dez Wells is shockingly granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA two days before the Terrapin's first game of the season.
  • First game at Maryland

    Wells plays his first game as a Terrapin in a loss to the University of Kentucky, scoring eight points and grabbing four rebounds.