Dez Wells won’t be playing in Germany after all.
Wells signed with Tigers Tubingen of the German Federal Basketball League last month, but has failed his physical with the team. The team’s official Twitter account tweeted out the news on Thursday.
The former Maryland star had agreed to sign in Germany after an NBA Summer League stint with the Chicago Bulls. While the Bulls won the summer league title, Wells averaged just 4.4 points and shot 33.3 percent from the field.
Wells tried to latch on with the Bulls or any professional team after an injury-riddled 2015-16 season.
The former Terrapin immediately joined the Washington Wizards after going undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft. He was set to suit up for the Wizards Summer League team, but injured right thumb before Summer League play even began.
Despite all that, Wells was invited to Washington’s training camp but ultimately declined. He instead decided to sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Wells was cut by the Thunder prior to the beginning of the regular season. However, he did play for their D-League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Blue.
The former Maryland guard played in 24 games for the Blue in which he averaged 12.7 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.9 assists.
Wells was a phenomenal player during his three years in College Park. During that time, he averaged 14.3 points and 4.8 rebounds and helped lead the Terps to a second place Big Ten finish and the NCAA Tournament during the 2014-15 season.
During Maryland’s two NCAA Tournament games, Wells scored a total of 23 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and dished out five assists.
He is a very motivated player that has undergone a tremendous amount of adversity during his career. The talent is certainly there, so another professional contract could come Wells’ way in the future.