Sophomore swingman Dezmine Wells has been expelled from Xavier University.

The school released a statement on Tuesday that said Wells was found to be "responsible for a serious violation of the Code of Student Conduct", but did not say the offense.

"While we understand there is heightened interest in this situation because it involves a student-athlete, we must reiterate that first and foremost Xavier's interest and responsibility to all of our students is to provide a quality education in a safe and nurturing environment.

"A serious violation of Xavier's Code of Student Conduct will not be tolerated. All Xavier students are subject to the same protections and consequences."

Wells, who was named a member of the 2012 Atlantic 10 Conference All-Rookie Team, averaged 9.8 points and 4.9 rebounds through 32 games last season.