Former Davis High school boys’ basketball superstar Jesse Wade will transfer from the Gonzaga men’s basketball program, the Zags announced on Friday morning.
Wade played in 20 games this past season, scoring 26 points. He had a season high of nine points against Howard.
“I want to thank everyone who has made my time at Gonzaga such a memorable time in my life,” Wade said in a prepared statement. “I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the culture at Gonzaga and for all of the incredible memories that I was able to share with such amazing people around me. I want to start off by thanking Coach Few, Coach Daniels, Coach Michaelson, and Coach Lloyd for all of the support throughout the year and especially during this process. I also want to thank our incredible group of managers for all the extra time they spent helping me get better.”
Wade joined the Bulldogs last season after completing his two-year LDS mission after graduating from Davis. In his senior season, Wade averaged 26.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game in leading the Darts to the Class 5A state semifinals. He was named The Tribune’s Most Valuable Player at the end of that season.
“Jesse is a fantastic young man with high character and strong values,” Gonzaga coach Mark Few said in a statement. “He is an incredible teammate who is an exceptionally hard worker and a tremendous role model. We have truly appreciated everything he has given us on and off of the court and enjoyed having Jesse in our program. We wish him nothing but the best moving forward.”