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Dez Wells to decide between three

9/5/2012

After being dismissed from the Xavier basketball program and expelled from the school for a "serious violation" of the school's code of conduct policy, forward Dez Wells is in search of a new program to call home.

Wells was cleared of any criminal charges by an Ohio grand jury last week. The prosecutor assigned to the case went as far as asking that Xavier reconsider the expulsion. The school stood it's ground, so Wells hit the road in search of a new home.

Wells was initially looking at Louisville and Kentucky as potential destinations, but both have been ruled out. The 6-foot-6 wing visited Kentucky and Memphis before taking in a Maryland football game on Saturday.

On Sunday, Wells flew to Oregon to have a closer look at the Ducks' basketball program. He will now fly home to his hometown of Raleigh, N.C., to meet with family and possibly visit North Carolina State before making his decision in the next few days.

Maryland, Memphis and Oregon appear to be the final three schools for Wells as he looks for a fresh start.

Due to the unique circumstances of his dismissal, Wells will appeal to become immediately eligible instead of being forced to sit out a year that is normally required of transfers.

Wells averaged 9.8 points and 4.9 rebounds per game while starting 32 games for the Musketeers last season.