Wells made the Atlantic 10 all-rookie team last season after averaging 9.8 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. He transferred from Xavier after getting expelled amid sexual assault allegations that a grand jury deemed unworthy of prosecution. The athletic and versatile wing put on a show during the Terps’ open scrimmage last weekend, making all seven of his shot attempts including multiple transition dunks.
According to the NCAA’s Web site, waiver requests such as the one Maryland submitted for Wells are first reviewed by the legislative relief waiver team at the NCAA’s national office. After the initial decision is made, a school can appeal to the five-member Division I Legislative Council Subcommittee for Legislative Relief, which will issue the final ruling.
Wells remained optimistic Friday on his Twitter feed. “Don’t worry, God will make a way!! I trust him,” he wrote.