Jesse Wade chooses to play basketball at BYU

July 12, 2018

Jesse Wade has declared himself a Cougar.

The former Davis High standout announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he was coming to Provo to continue his college basketball career.

“From Kaysville to France to Spokane, I’m extremely grateful for the places that my life has taken me and the people that I have met. With that being said, I’m excited to say that I have decided to come home and further my basketball career and education at BYU!”

The 6-foot-1 guard averaged 26.8 points per game as a senior at Davis in 2015 and was named the state’s Mr. Basketball. He chose to commit to Gonzaga and served an LDS mission to France before enrolling. Wade played in 20 games for the Bulldogs last season and averaged 1.3 points for a team that advanced to the Sweet 16.

Wade announced his decision transfer on June 1. He’ll reunite at BYU with junior guard TJ Haws — both served in the France Lyon mission — and Wade’s sister, Olivia, a highly touted freshman soccer player for Jennifer Rockwood’s program.

Jesse Wade will sit out the 2018-19 season due to NCAA transfer rules and will have three years to play.

Wade made 203 career 3-pointers at Davis, including 101 as a senior. That kind of shot-making will be a welcome addition to the BYU program.

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