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NCAA Declares Dez Wells Eligible for Terps’ 2012-13 Season

November 7th, 2012 at 11:35 AM
By Sam Spiegs

Dez Wells has been declared eligible for the Terps this season after transferring from Xavier over the summer.


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The NCAA denied Wells' initial waiver claim on Oct. 26, but announced today overturned its decision after the Terps appealed.

“We’re excited for Dez because at the end of the day, the NCAA made the right decision,” Coach Mark Turgeon said in a statement. “Our staff did an incredible job in putting this NCAA waiver appeal together on Dez’s behalf. Dez has been a welcomed addition, a great teammate, and has made a seamless transition in getting acclimated to our campus. This has been a long process for him and his family, and we’re grateful he can put it behind him and focus on being a student-athlete at the University of Maryland.”

Wells should figure to play this Friday when the Terps face off against defending champion Kentucky Friday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. to open the season.

Wells, an All-Atlantic 10 rookie selection in 2011, averaged 10 points and 5 rebounds per game for Xavier last season. He can play both guard and forward and should provide an immediate boost to the Terps this year.

Tags: Dez Wells, Mark Turgeon, Maryland, Maryland Terrapins, NCAA, Terps, Xavier

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