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Dez Wells pushing to complete his Maryland legacy as 'a winner'
Dez Wells pushing to complete his Maryland legacy as 'a winner'

Nearly since the moment he arrived amid controversy and confusion as a transfer from Xavier, Dez Wells has been the leader of the Maryland men's basketball team. Initially, that was based more on his impressive athleticism than true basketball savvy. It was also Wells' alpha personality that took the spotlight off quieter teammates like Alex Len and James Padgett and away from others who craved it, most notably Nick Faust and Pe'Shon Howard. While that seemed to work for most of his sophomore year, when Maryland won 25 games, beat Duke twice and reached the semifinals of the National Invitation Tournament, it unravelled last season with a 17-15 team that was both...

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