Wade on his way

When the Louisville Cardinals downed the Washington Huskies in the Sweet 16 in March, one player who saw limited action was then-UL freshman guard Lorenzo Wade. The young man from Las Vegas has been well-traveled over the last two years, attending Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va., then heading to Louisville last year. Now he is hitting the recruiting circuit this spring, hoping to garner interest from programs looking for a 6-foot-6 shooting guard.

"I'm going to New Mexico State (on Tuesday, May 3rd) and Washington this coming weekend," Wade told Dawgman.com. "Then I'm going to Oklahoma the weekend after that."

Wade took a visit to the University of Nevada this past weekend and enjoyed his time there a lot. "They are a great group of guys," he said. "The coaching staff is hilarious…but they get the job done. All-in-all I'd say the trip was very productive."

You would think Nevada has the inside track because it is so close to home, but that isn't the only factor in the Wolfpack's favor. "They win ballgames," Wade said, bluntly. "There is an opportunity to come in and play legitimate minutes and that is very appealing."

In addition to winning games, he has one other requirement for the program that he plans on attending.

"I just want to see how I feel with the coaching staff," he said. "Most basketball teams are going to be the same, because we're all young and we all understand the same things. I just have to see how comfortable I am with the coaching staff."

So is he getting close to making a decision or at least naming a leader? "I haven't seen all the schools yet, so I'm not ready to choose a side yet," he said.

Contact from Washington coaches has been hit and miss lately, but that is because Wade was concentrating on his schoolwork. "I tried to call them earlier, but when coach Romar called back I was studying for a test so I haven't spoken to them since Thursday," he said.

Of his visit to Montlake this weekend, Wade said he's, "looking forward to seeing what Washington has to offer and just taking it from there."

Washington coaches are hoping he feels comfortable enough to keep them in the race.

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