Expelled Xavier Star Dezmine Wells Transferring To Maryland

Xavier leading returning scorer Dezmine Wells was reportedly expelled by the school after a sexual incident.

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Maryland To Aggressively Pursue Waiver For Xavier Transfer Dez Wells

Now that the Maryland Terrapins have landed the commitment of former Xavier Musketeer Dez Wells, the program is expected to aggressively pursue a waiver of the NCAA mandate that requires a transfer to sit out two academic semesters. The waiver could be granted as it seems the incoming sophomore was wrongfully expelled from Xavier on Aug. 21.

Last season as a freshman, Wells averaged 9.8 points and 4.9 rebounds per game for the Musketeers. The production helped the 6'5, 215-pound guard earn a 2012 Atlantic-10 All-Rookie Team selection. If Wells played at Xavier this season, he would have entered the season as the team's leading returning scorer.

Regardless if Wells is granted a waiver or not, the sophomore will have three years of eligibility remaining.

Be sure to stay with this StoryStream for more news on Wells' dismissal from school, and head over to Testudo Times for the Maryland reaction. Visit SB Nation's college basketball hub for more coverage from around the country.

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Xavier Transfer Dezmine Wells Reportedly Looking At Louisville, Memphis And Texas

Xavier transfer Dezmine Wells could announce his new school as early as this week, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Rothstein claims that Louisville, Memphis and Texas are the most likely destinations for the former Musketeer star.

On Aug. 21, Xavier announced that Wells had been expelled from the univesity due to “a serious violation of the Code of Student Conduct.” Later that day, word leaked that the expulsion was related to allegations of sexual assault.

On Tuesday, Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters announced through a release that no criminal charges would be filed against Wells.

“We always take allegations of this nature very seriously. I assigned senior assistant prosecutors to this case to review all of the evidence and to conduct a complete presentation to the Hamilton County Grand Jury.

"After this office conducted an independent review of all of the evidence, it was presented to a Grand Jury yesterday. The Grand Jury declined to charge Dezmine Wells with any criminal offense."

A member of the 2012 Atlantic-10 All-Rookie Team, Wells averaged 9.8 points and 4.9 rebounds per game during his freshman season at Xavier. The 6-foot-5 guard would have been the Musketeers’ leading returning scorer and the likely focal point of Chris Mack’s offense.

Be sure to stay with this StoryStream for more news on Wells’ dismissal from school, and head over to Banners on the Parkway for more of Xavier’s reaction. Visit SB Nation’s college basketball hub for more coverage from around the country.

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