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The NBA G League’s Salt Lake City Stars chosen guard Zaire Wade with the No. 10 total do away with in the 2021 NBA G League draft Saturday.
Wade, the son of NBA epic Dwyane
Wade, used to be a 3-necessary person prospect, per
247Sports actions’ composite rankings. The 6’3″, 170-pound playmaker used to be
rated because the No. 289 total player in the class.
Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reported closing week that Wade used to be self-discipline to signal with the Utah Jazz’s G League affiliate, and it became legit Saturday when the workforce drafted him.
Zaire and his father, who owns a minority stake in the Jazz, accepted after the do away with used to be made:
Wade reclassified to 2021 after he
transferred to Fresh Hampshire’s Brewster Academy in 2020, which gave him an
further one year of prep pattern after he got limited taking half in time for
Sierra Canyon Excessive College in California.
He’s drawn comparisons to his necessary
father as a guard with a high basketball IQ who can accumulate plays with
both hand while attacking the rim.
While those make of parallels are
on the total unavoidable on account of the family connection, the younger
Wade educated Richard Obert of the Arizona Republic in 2019 he doesn’t
listen to those discussions.
“I make not ever hear to that,”
he acknowledged. “I by no manner try and are residing up what they affirm. I excellent desire to
play my sport. I am looking out to accumulate my possess title.”
Now Wade is self-discipline for the next step in a dash to prick out his possess route.
Even though he by no manner emerged as a extremely
rated prospect one day of his high college profession, the guard aloof carries
loads of doable as he arrives in the G League.
Wade’s inexperience manner he’s regularly a developmental prospect before the entire lot, but he now has a risk to notice in his father’s footsteps and maybe at closing change into an NBA player.