Dez Wells needs a new college basketball team after getting expelled from Xavier earlier this month.
Wells, who's from Raleigh, told the Memphis Commercial Appeal on Tuesday night that he's considering transferring to N.C. State, Maryland, Memphis and Louisville. Kentucky is also believed to be in pursuit of the 6-5 wing who averaged 9.8 points and 4.9 rebounds for the Muskateers as a freshman last season.
Wells spent a turbulent year at Xavier. He was expelled from the school on Aug. 3 for a "serious violation" of the code of student conduct. Prosecutors presented allegations of sexual assault against Wells to the county grand jury in Cincinnati, but the criminal charges were rejected.
Still, Xavier upheld the decision to expel Wells, who was suspended four games during the season for his role in a brawl with crosstown rival Cincinnati.
Wells played three years of his prep basketball at Raleigh's Word of God and his former teammates include N.C. State's C.J. Leslie and NBA star John Wall.
Wall and Wells remain close, one of the reasons Kentucky is considered to be a favorite to land Wells, who would have to sit out the season under NCAA rules. He would have three seasons of eligibility remaining.
N.C. State has three available scholarships, with as many as four more coming open for next season, but the Wolfpack would need guard help this season, moreso than next, when LSU transfer Ralston Turner will be eligible.