Jesse Wade, a 6-foot, 170-pound point guard at Davis High in Kaysville, Utah, has orally committed to Gonzaga’s basketball program but it could be a while before he puts on a GU uniform.
Wade, the first member of Gonzaga’s 2015 recruiting class, said he’s planning on serving a two-year LDS Mission after high school before joining the Bulldogs. GU’s 2014 class includes point guard Josh Perkins and guard Silas Melson.
“It’s just the winning tradition, the coaching staff is amazing and the players, talking to all of them, they’re great guys,” Wade said of his reasons for committing to Gonzaga. “It was fun talking to them and all the people around campus were so nice. Everything just felt right.”
Wade averaged 14.3 points, 2.4 assists and 2.4 rebounds as a sophomore, earning 5A third-team all-state honors. He’s listed as a three-star recruit by ESPN.com and Scout.com. He’s rated No. 21 among 2015 point guards by Scout.com.