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Dez Wells works out with Lakers, Celtics

Former Maryland guard and NBA-hopeful Dez Wells worked out with the Lakers and Celtics this week, less than a month before the draft.

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Former Maryland guard Dez Wells recently worked out with both the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics, hoping to improve his stock ahead of the upcoming NBA Draft in June.

Wells showcased his talents in L.A. alongside Arizona guard T.J. McConnell, Iowa State guard Bryce Dejean-Jones, Gonzaga guard Kevin Pangos, University of Northern Iowa forward Seth Tuttle and Minnesota forward Maurice Walker.

All are projected to be late-second round picks or go undrafted. The Lakers hold the 2nd, 27th and 34th picks in this year's draft, and this workout was likely an early scouting for summer rosters if these players are passed on in June.

Wells also tweeted that he improved his maximum vertical leap, jumping 43", which would have tied for the second highest leap at the combine behind Notre Dame's Pat Connaughton.

He has a busy month ahead of him, but will have plenty of opportunities to prove his worth, including a workout with the Indiana Pacers.

Should Wells get drafted, he'd be the 4th University of Maryland player selected since 2011:

2011: Greivis Vasquez - 1st round, 28th overall, Memphis Grizzlies
Jordan Williams - 2nd round, 36th overall, New Jersey Nets
2013: Alex Len - 1st round, 5th overall, Phoenix Suns