Wade A Major Sleeper

Lorenzo Wade, a 6-5 shooting guard from Las Vegas, isn't well known nationally, but that will undoubtedly change this summer. We spoke with Wade this past weekend about the schools showing interest in him so far...

Lorenzo Wade, 6-5 SG Las Vegas (Nev.) Cheyenne, was extremely impressive last weekend at the Pump tournament in Las Vegas. Long and bouncy, with a smooth lefty stroke, Wade put on one of the best performances of the weekend during a game Saturday night. He's a versatile player, who can pass, handle and shoot. Combine that with a terrific basketball body and you have a player with a very high ceiling.

We spoke with Wade and asked him about the schools he's hearing from so far. "Tennessee is the school showing me the most interest so far," Wade said. "They've been sending me a lot of stuff. Nebraska has also shown some interest."

One reason Wade hasn't heard from too many schools yet is because he missed a good portion of the season this past year. He transferred from Green Valley to Cheyenne and there was some sort of residency issue which kept him on the sidelines for about a month. He eventually played at the end of the year, but coaches who may have been in Vegas for the Christmas tournament didn't get a chance to see him play.

Wade told us he has no preference when it comes to location. "I just want to go to college," Wade said. "I don't care if it's close to home."

Wade did indicate that he'd like to play early and he'd like to play against top competition. "I want to go to the highest level possible," Wade said. "You get better by playing against the best competition."

It's possible Wade could make an early decision. "I'd like to get it out of the way as soon as possible," Wade said.

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