Report: Zaire Wade to sign NBA G League contract, join Utah Jazz affiliate originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
The NBA G League is adding another marquee name.
Zaire Wade, son of Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade, reportedly will sign an NBA G League contract and is expected to join the Utah Jazz affiliate, Salt Lake City Stars. Dwyane Wade is also a minority owner of the Utah Jazz.
The 19-year old guard from Chicago, IL was a three-star recruit out of the Class of 2021 and held four collegiate offers from South Carolina, Rhode Island, Toledo and DePaul.
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Wade played sparingly during his senior year at Sierra Canyon High School alongside LeBron James' son, Bronny. He then transferred to Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, NH for a post-graduate season.
The 6-foot-3 guard now joins a list of numerous high-profile athletes to forgo college and join the G League. Houston Rockets guard Jalen Green and Golden State Warriors forward Jonathan Kuminga saw success last year while playing for the G League Ignite and both were top selections in 2021 NBA Draft.
Wade won't be the only notable name playing G League ball after LiAngelo Ball reportedly signed a contract to enter the Oct. 23 draft on Monday.