Huge news for Maryland basketball as the NCAA has ruled that transfer guard Dez Wells can play immediately.
Wells first request for eligibility had been denied by the NCAA.
"We're excited for Dez, because at the end of the day, the NCAA made the right decision," said basketball coach Mark Turgeon, according to the university's website. "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 was selected Freshman of the year in the A-10 at Xavier last season, averaging nearly ten points and five rebounds per game. The addition of Wells greatly strengthens Maryland on the perimeter and gives them ten scholarship players eligible for the 2012-'13 season.