Dez Wells shines at NBA Combine


With the NBA Draft a little more than a month away, the NBA Combine got underway.

Maryland guard Dez Wells shined at the event on Thursday afternoon.

At the NBA Combine, two five-on-five pickup games were held and Wells played for Team 2. Team 2 also included Quinn Cook (Duke), Treveon Graham (VCU), Terran Petteway (Nebraska), and Terry Rozier (Louisville).

In the game, Wells scored 11 points (4-of-11 shooting) and grabbed five rebounds while dishing out two assists in about 22 minutes. He was one of four double-figure scorers for his team, along with Rozier (13), Petteway (12), and Mouhammadou Jaiteh (12). Wells’ team took home an 80-77 victory in the first game on Thursday.

Ironically, former Terp Laron Profit, now an assistant coach with the Orlando Magic, was the coach of Wells’ team.

Wells was extremely aggressive throughout the game as he attempted more shots than any other player. He was able to get to the rim at ease and wasn’t afraid to dish the ball of to his teammates. He got into the paint quite frequently and was able to dish the ball back out to the perimeter.

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  • The highlight of Wells’ day may have been when he attempted a crossover on Stanford’s Anthony Brown, which sent Brown to the floor.

    Prior to the five-on-five game, Wells measured 6’4 (with shoes), 208.8 lbs., 8.1 percent body fat, and a 6’9.5 wingspan.

    Wells will take part in more drills, but will able to showcase himself in another five-on-five game on Friday.

    As of right now, Wells isn’t slated to be drafted, according to most NBA Draft publications. However, Thursday’s showing could go a long way into being brought in for workouts by NBA teams. This could allow the former Maryland star to sneak into the second round and potentially crack an NBA roster.