Dean Wade

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Dean Wade
No. 37 – Cleveland Cavaliers
PositionPower forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1996-11-20) November 20, 1996 (age 22)
Wichita, Kansas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight228 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High schoolSt. John (St. John, Kansas)
CollegeKansas State (2015–2019)
NBA draft2019 / Undrafted
Playing career2019–present
Career history
2019–presentCleveland Cavaliers
2019–presentCanton Charge
Career highlights and awards

Dean Jackson Wade (born November 20, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a two-way contract with the Canton Charge of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Kansas State Wildcats.

Early life[edit]

Wade was born in St Johns, Kansas to Jay and Trish Wade.[1] His mother is a track and volleyball coach at St. John High School in St. John, Kansas, where she led the volleyball team to three state championships.[2] His father was briefly a member of the football team at Kansas State University.[3]

High school career[edit]

Wade played four years of varsity basketball at St. John High School in St. John, Kansas, earning All-State honors for multiple seasons and winning a state championship.[1] As a senior, he was named Parade All-American, along with 29 other players in his class.[4] He was also selected as Mr. Kansas Basketball by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association (KBCA).[5]

College career[edit]

Wade was named to the Big 12 All-Newcomer Team at the conclusion of his freshman season at Kansas State.[1] As a sophomore, he averaged 9.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game.[6] After a breakout junior season, Wade earned first-team All-Big 12 accolades.[7] Wade averaged 16.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game as a junior.[8] As a senior, Wade averaged 12.9 points and a team-high 6.2 rebounds per game and was named to the first-team All-Big 12. His season was cut short by a foot injury.[9]

Professional career[edit]

After not being selected in the 2019 NBA draft, Wade was signed to a two-way contract by the Cleveland Cavaliers.[10][11]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Kansas State 33 31 26.4 .434 .292 .656 5.1 1.1 .6 .5 9.9
2016–17 Kansas State 35 35 28.0 .496 .402 .663 4.5 1.8 .7 .7 9.3
2017–18 Kansas State 33 32 32.8 .550 .440 .752 6.2 2.7 1.5 .8 16.2
2018–19 Kansas State 25 25 30.4 .492 .418 .789 6.2 2.8 .8 .5 12.9
Career 126 123 29.3 .498 .386 .711 5.4 2.1 .9 .6 12.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Dean Wade". Kansas State Sports. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  2. ^ "Dean Wade highlights home town's rich athletic tradition". KWCH-DT. March 22, 2018. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  3. ^ Robinett, Kellis (March 16, 2018). "As Dean Wade leads K-State into NCAA Tournament, he's become a Kansas small-town hero". The Wichita Eagle. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  4. ^ Robinett, Kellis (June 1, 2015). "Incoming Kansas State freshman Dean Wade named Parade All-American". The Wichita Eagle. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  5. ^ "Wade Named Mr. Kansas Basketball". Kansas State Sports. March 30, 2015. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  6. ^ "Dean Wade". RealGM. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  7. ^ Robinett, Kellis (March 4, 2018). "Kansas State forward Dean Wade makes All-Big 12 first team, Barry Brown lands on second team". The Wichita Eagle. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  8. ^ Robinett, Kellis (March 25, 2018). "What are the odds K-State juniors Barry Brown, Dean Wade test NBA Draft waters". The Wichita Eagle. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  9. ^ Black, Ryan (March 19, 2019). "K-State senior forward Dean Wade 'doubtful' to play in NCAA Tournament". The Manhattan Mercury. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  10. ^ Robinett, Kellis (June 21, 2019). "Former K-State stars Dean Wade, Barry Brown land NBA deals after going undrafted". The Wichita Eagle. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  11. ^ "Cavs Sign Dean Wade to Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. July 9, 2019. Retrieved July 9, 2019.

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