Over the weekend Milwaukee Bucks General Manager John Hammond announced the team's 2012 NBA Summer League roster, which included former Citadel standout point guard Cameron Wells.
"This opportunity is a very exciting one," said Wells. "It's one of those things that you dream about and I am looking forward to the experience and seizing my opportunity."
Wells, who played last season for Zwolle (Holland), will be on a roster that includes the Bucks last three first-round draft picks, Larry Sanders (2010), Tobias Harris (2011) and John Henson (2012).
"This is a great opportunity for Cameron and my staff and I are very excited for him," said Citadel head coach Chuck Driesell. "I am not surprised this came about, as Cameron is an excellent player and in the right situation can play at the highest level. I believe the Bucks will be pleasantly surprised at Cameron's skill level and toughness. On top of that, he is an exceptional person and would make a great addition to any roster."
Milwaukee will appear in five games from July 16-22, squaring off against New Orleans (July 16), Washington (July 18), NBA D-League (July 19), Boston (July 21) and Chicago (July 22) in Las Vegas.
Last season, Wells appeared in all 36 games for Zwolle, leading the team in five major categories, including points per game (14.3), minutes played (36.3), field goal percentage (45.5%), assists (3.6) and steals (2.4).
Wells holds the distinction of ranking in the top five in nine career categories at The Citadel, including points (1-2,049), assists (1-485), field goals made (1-753), free throws made (2-454), steals (2-188), minutes played (2-4,463), rebounds (4-657), career point per game average (4-16.1) and career free throw percentage (5-80.4%).
Over the course of his four-year career, Wells earned the starting nod in 126 of 127 contests, along the way eclipsing the 20-point plateau 40 times, including 114 double figure contests. In the process he became the first Bulldog, and 20th player among current Southern Conference institutions, to score 2,000 points in a career.