Will Dez Wells Help Maryland Get Back Near The Top Of The ACC?
Depending on whether or not the NCAA actually clears the Xavier-transfer, Dez Wells, to play for the Terps will decide how much of an impact the wing will make. After the Terps lost leading scorer, Terrell Stoglin (21.6 points, 8th in the country) unexpectedly to the NBA Draft, coach Mark Turgeon need some scoring punch in the backcourt. If Wells gets immediate eligibility, he will be exactly what Maryland needs, but even with him, Maryland has quite a few hurdles to climb in getting back to the top.
Dez Wells would be a great addition to emerging 7-foot center, Alex Len. Len, a Ukranian suspended for the first ten games of the 2011-12 season for playing professionally abroad, is a raw talent, averaging 6 points and 5.5 rebounds in about 20 minutes per game, but will be counted for more minutes and more consistency. Len failed to hit double-figure scoring in the season's final ten games after recording 10+ points in his first four career games. He seems to be at least one year away from beginning to fill in his giant gaps of potential and thus, Maryland seems to be a year away from competing with the top teams in the ACC again.