Xavier Transfer Dezmine Wells to Wrap Up Visits This Weekend
by Paul Seaver
The updated news swirling around Xavier transfer Dezmine Wells is expected to spiral into early next week.
Some rumored teams have come and gone already, but looking ahead, visits will be aplenty this weekend.
On Friday, Wells will visit Memphis before heading to Maryland on Saturday. ESPN‘s Dave Telep tweeted on Friday morning that both Ohio State and Oregon were also expected to receive visits from the athletic wing man.Dez Wells update: Memphis, MD then visits to Ohio State and Oregon. Home by Mon/Tuesday to make decision. August 31, 2012 9:50 am via webRetweetFavorite @DaveTelep Dave Telep
However, Telep then tweeted later in the day that Ohio State was out, and only Oregon would receive a visit from Wells following his trips to Memphis and Maryland.Dez Wells with one less option. Ohio St cancelled visit. MD and Oregon on deck. about 19 hours ago via webRetweetFavorite @DaveTelep Dave Telep
Judging by Telep’s tweet, Wells will likely make a decision once he returns home next week, either Monday or Tuesday, depending on his visits. However, given the uncertainty and evolution of the past week or so, nobody should be surprised if Wells commits on-the-spot at any of the schools that he visits.
The loss of Wells leaves Xavier and head coach Chris Mack searching for a way to replace their top returning scorer from a season ago. As for the team that will eventually land Wells, they are getting a top-notch talent and former top-100 recruit that still has three years of eligibility remaining.
It remains up in the air over whether or not Wells would appeal for a waiver to play this season. If not, he would be eligible for the 2013-14 season.
Wells averaged 9.8 points per game last season.