Maryland freshman Dion Wiley is the only first-year player on a college team currently playing overseas as part of the Global Sports Academy’s 2014 Men’s Basketball Goodwill tour. But he's producing like a veteran.
Through four games, he has led the team in scoring in every contest and is averaging 15.3 points per game. Here's the breakdown:
vs. Basics Melsele (Belgium): 11 points, four rebounds.
vs. SG Sechtem (Germany): 14 points, three rebounds
vs. Rhein Stars Cologne (Germany): 18 points, five boards
vs. Ostend (Belgium): 18 points
Wiley was one half of the important local duo set to take the court for Maryland in the fall, along with former Bishop O'Connell (Va.) guard Melo Trimble. Both are long-distance threats who can stretch the floor, which is integral to the proper functioning of head coach Mark Turgeon's secondary break offense.
Wiley is one of four newcomers scheduled to be on the Maryland roster for 2014-15. A fifth, Trayvon Reed, will not join the team after an arrest this summer.