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44 - Dez Wells

Maryland 

  • Birthday: 4/15/92
  • NBA Position: Shooting Guard
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-4
  • Wt: 210
  • Hometown: Raleigh, NC
  • High School: Hargrave Military
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Overall

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2015

NBA Comparison: Rickey Paulding

Strengths: A terrific athlete, with a very high basketball IQ … Has a very good feel for the game and is a proven winner on the High School and collegiate level ... Determined kid. Very physical at 6’4 and 221 pounds and not afraid to initiate contact, while finishing in traffic with either hand or a powerful dunk ... Strength and toughness allows him to play physical and absorb contact at the rim ... He’s a versatile guard that could defend both guard positions with his speed and defensive prowess ... Plays with a big heart ... He is a hard worker that improved his 3-point shot from 30% to 51% his senior year ... He’s a very serviceable catch and shoot player that prefers to operate in transition to get to the rim or kick to his teammates for open jump shots ... Often plays above the rim and can bully his way to the rim when needed with his strong upper body, which he often uses to secure rebounds in traffic ... I would categorize Wells as a slasher ... Shows the ability to clamp down on defense and cause havoc ... His 6’9 wingspan is 5 inches longer than his height ... In his junior year he moved primarily to point guard due to Maryland’s difficulty at the position and handled the change surprisingly smoothly ... Desite being a senior, he still displays a lot of potential ... Could develop into a valuable role player that can provide leadership off the bench ...

Weaknesses: He's got good length, but at 6'4 is undersized playing on the wing ... He is not a specialist; he does everything well but nothing great ... His ball handling could improve and become tighter, despite having spent a year at the PG position ... ISO game could become better in the half court setting, although it doesn’t currently limit his ability to initiate offense, drive, or create for others ... Consistency on his jump shot can also be improved, he needs to extend his range to the NBA 3 point line and master his mid-range pull-up ... Due to his age, recently turned 23, some may question his ability to improve and how much upside he has left to develop ...

Overall: Wells' workouts will be vital in his draft stock as he will have a chance to move into the second round ... The NBA game is tailored for a physical and tough player like Wells, who doesn’t mind contact ... If Wells can tighten his handle and become more consistent from the perimeter, it will increase his chances of sticking in the league ... Wells was featured on a top 5 nationally ranked high school team his sophomore year in Raleigh, NC where he was a starter alongside John Wall (Wizards) and four other future Division 1 basketball players and remains a close friend of Wall ...

Notes: Wells, is a stat sheet stuffer as he averaged 15.1 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.8 apg, 3.3 to, 46.4 fg %, 80.6 ft%, and 51 during his senior campaign at University of Maryland ... Measured 6'4 (in shoes) 221 lbs, with a 6'8.5 wingspan at the 2014 Kevin Durant Skills Academy ...

Brandon Moore 4/17/15

May 1, 2011

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