Zaire Wade Joins Salt Lake City Stars in G League on Unique Path to NBA

Zaire Wade, the 19-year-old son of NBA legend Dwyane Wade, is now joining the Utah Jazz franchise. Wade was a solid high school prospect, most notably playing alongside Bronny James at Sierra Canyon.

Although he had quite a few solid college offers to play basketball, Wade decided to skip college and go straight to the G League. 

Over the weekend, the 2021 G League draft took place, where a variety of prospects would look to join a team en route to the NBA. 

Wade was drafted by the Salt Lake City Stars No. 10 overall, giving him the opportunity to get professional experience at a young age. 

This pick wasn’t surprising, as his father is now part owner of the Utah Jazz. 

Wade isn’t eligible to play in the NBA this season, so he will spend all of his time with the Stars. If he plays well, he’ll have the opportunity to be selected in the 2022 NBA Draft.