Jesse Wade

Jesse Wade

Jesse Wade

Davis basketball

Age: 17

Class: Senior

Position: Point guard

Nickname: None

Twitter: @jessewade10

Interests

Food: “My dad’s stromboli.”

TV show: The Office

Movie: Glory Road

Music group: Taylor Swift

Book: The Book of Mormon

Class/subject: Seminary and Ceramics

Favorite athlete: John Stockton

Role model: “My grandpa, Lester Wade.”

What I'd like to win a lifetime supply of: Strawberry Banana Dippin’ Dots

Hobby: “Hanging out with friends and family.”

Board game/card game: Uno

Website/app/video game: Twitter

Biggest sports thrill: “Probably just my first varsity game as a sophomore. I’d always dreamed of playing high school basketball and that was an awesome feeling.”

Best advice I've ever received: “What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player (John Wooden).”

Last week: Wade, who is the state’s second leading scorer at 25.9 ppg, led the Darts (7-2) to the Utah Elite 8 Tournament title on Dec. 13, before outings of 31, 44 and 15 points in wins over Judge Memorial, Moreau Catholic (Calif.) and Santa Clara (Calif.).

Wade on his performance: “Things are going good (after an 0-2 start). We basically had a whole new system, a new coach and new players. It takes a while to get everyone on the same page. We’re getting it figured out. We’re just going to continue to work hard and do those things that we need to do well in region play. (In the 44-point, 70-69 win over Moreau Catholic) I started off by hitting a few shots. My teammates have a lot of trust in me and kept giving me the ball. It was one of those games where I was just feeling it. The main goal is a state championship. It’s been a goal of mine since I knew what a state championship was.”

Coach Chad Sims on Wade: “His work ethic sets him apart. He’s a great teammate and very coachable. He’s an extremely skilled basketball player.”

After high school: “I’m graduating early and going on an (LDS Church) mission to Lyon, France on April 29. When I come back and I’m going to play basketball at Gonzaga.”

— CHAD PRITCHETT, Standard-Examiner correspondent

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