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Wells joins RU staff

Dayshawn Wells has joined the Radford University men’s basketball staff as Assistant Director of Operations and Video Coordinator, head coach Mike Jones announced Saturday afternoon.

In his new role with the Highlanders, Wells will oversee all things video and technology, aid in player development through video study, manage video edits and highlights and assist with maintaining a recruiting database.

Wells comes to Radford from Bowie State University, where he played for the Bulldogs from 2015-18. Recently, Wells was an assistant coach for Team Thrill 16U, an Elite basketball program founded by Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton to create opportunities for youth. There Wells served as recruitment coordinator for players in the District, Maryland and Virginia (DMV) region. He also helped develop strategies and game plans, while building player relationships.

Prior to his time with the 16U team, Wells was an assistant for the Team Thrill 17U squad in 2018. He facilitated player development by implementing practice strategies. He designed, developed and executed game-plan strategies, while also building player relationships by coordinating team-building activities.