Maryland freshman Dion Wiley competing in overseas tour


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Maryland basketball freshman Dion Wiley is competing in the Global Sports Academy’s 2014 Men’s Basketball Goodwill Tour in Europe over the next week, playing with a team composed of college players from across the East Coast. The former Potomac High School star started the tour on Wednesday and will play five games in Belgium, Germany and England over nine days, Maryland announced earlier this week.

The team is coached by Siena assistant Greg Manning Jr., who has Maryland ties and serves under former Terps assistant Jimmy Patsos. Wiley will be suiting up with other players from a list of schools that includes Siena, St. Bonaventure and N.C. State.

Wiley, who averaged nearly 18 points per game and earned first-team All-Met honors as a senior, is expected to be a central piece of Maryland’s future.

He is part of this season’s decorated recruiting class, which includes former O’Connell star Melo Trimble, 7-foot international recruit Michal Cekovsky and 6-foot-6 guard Jared Nickens. That class was also supposed to included center Trayvon Reed, who was kicked off the team two weeks ago following his arrest in College Park.

 

Roman Stubbs covers the University of Maryland athletics for The Washington Post.
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