Dion Wiley Selected For European Hoops Tour


Jul 18, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Team USA East player Dion Wiley (14) dribbles the ball against Team Canada during the Nike Global Challenge at Trinity University. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Despite the loss of Trayvon Reed, the 2014 Maryland’s men’s basketball recruiting class has been dubbed by many experts as one of the best in the country.

The accolades continued on Wednesday when freshman guard Dion Wiley was selected to a team of American collegiate players that will tour Amsterdam, Brussels, London, and Paris this summer, according to InsideMDSports. The tour will begin on Aug. 13, and will last for nine days.

The tour was organized by the non-profit Global Sports Academy, and will be coached by Siena assistant coach Greg Manning. The team will feature players from schools like Mount St. Mary’s, NC State, Radford, and St. Bonaventure.

Wiley is the only freshman selected for the squad. The Potomac graduate was a top 50 player and a top 15 shooting guard, according to 247Sports. Wiley was also named to the First Team All-Met during his senior season.

Wiley is expected to be a key bench player for the Terps this coming season. The former Wolverine has drawn rave reviews this summer, and could be a big contributor for Maryland.