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BREAKING: Destinee Wells is moving on from Belmont women's basketball


Wells' departure leaves a huge hole on the Belmont women's basketball roster. Brock Martynowski/Belmont Vision

Belmont women’s basketball’s superstar guard Destinee Wells has played her last game in the navy and red.

The 5-foot-6-inch floor general announced she will be leaving Belmont, taking a different path to pursue her hoop dreams.

This news follows junior Madison’s Bartley’s entrance into the NCAA transfer portal on March 21.

Wells played a large role in the Bruins’ success in their first season in the Missouri Valley Conference, helping the team with a 16-game winning streak and an overall conference record of 17-3.

“I would like to thank Belmont and the Belmont family for all the love and support that they’ve shown me over the years,” Wells said an Instagram post. “It was a hard decision, but my time at Belmont has come to an end, as I have decided to take another path and another journey in order to reach my goals.”

Wells played three years of her career at Belmont, becoming the Bruins’ 33rd 1,000-point scorer in program history this season.

Wells arrived on the scene in 2020 and made an instant impact for the Belmont, aiding in the Bruin’s NCAA Tournament victory over Gonzaga University and another monumental win over the University of Oregon in 2022.

While the Bruins were in the Ohio Valley Conference, she earned OVC Freshman of the Year, was a two-time OVC Tournament MVP and was named First Team All-OVC in each of her first two years.

This season was full of highlights for the Lakeland, Tennessee native.

Named the 2022-23 MVC Preseason Player of the Year, Wells was ultimately snubbed of the regular season award.

Despite that, she played a groundbreaking season, averaging 19.5 points per game on 45% shooting from three-point range.

Scoring 34 or more points on four different occasions, Wells earned MVC Player of the Week honors three times, claiming a spot on the MVC All-Tournament Team and she was also named First Team All-MVC.

In her final game as a Bruin, against Ball State University in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament, Wells tied her career high with 35 points and made 11 of her 12 free throws.

Wells will now move forward with hopes of taking the next step in her basketball career, exploring her options of playing elsewhere, waiting to hear from other teams ahead of her senior campaign.

“You all will be forever in my heart for the memories I’ve had are everlasting,” Wells said.

Wells’ entire Instagram post can be viewed here:





This article was written by Catarina Da Rocha

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