Former Davis basketball star Jesse Wade announces transfer to BYU

Wednesday , July 11, 2018 - 3:32 PM

Five weeks after former Davis High basketball standout Jesse Wade announced he was leaving Gonzaga, he announced his plans for where to play next.

Wade tweeted Wednesday he will transfer to BYU and join the Cougars.

The 6-foot-1 guard averaged 26.8 points per game as a Davis senior in 2014-15 before committing to Gonzaga and serving a two-year mission to France for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He appeared in 20 college games this past season, scoring nine points in a game against Howard. He totaled 26 points and logged a season-high 19 minutes in a game against Incarnate Word.

Per NCAA rules, he will likely redshirt and sit out the upcoming 2018-19 season before suiting up with the Cougars. After sitting out, he would have three years to play three seasons.

Wade’s sister, Olivia — one of the best soccer players in the state and the Standard-Examiner’s 2016 All-Area MVP — begins her soccer career at BYU this fall.

”He is an incredible teammate who is an exceptionally hard worker and a tremendous role model,” Gonzaga coach Mark Few said in a news release June 1. “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.”


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