Hey, big-time dunker and reigning A-10 Freshman of the Year Dez Wells is eligible to play for Maryland after all. That’s pretty nifty news, and it vaults the Terps into the realm of top-25 teams. They’ll need to play like one, too, if they want to hang with Kentucky in Brooklyn on Friday night.
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Huge news! I’ve told myself he wouldn’t be eligible this year so I hadn’t really thought about his impact. This is a game-changer for this year. Having watched this guy last year a lot, I think he puts MD into the top 25 and a likely NCAA team as opposed to a bubble team.
When you throw him on the court with Faust, you have two dynamic wing players. It takes the pressure off the freshman to score and lets Turge mix and match a lot. I’m pretty excited about a lineup of Allen, Dez, Faust, Layman and Len. Thats not going to be the starting lineup and might not get too much run, but it’s dynamic.