BYU guard Jesse Wade entered the NCAA transfer portal Wednesday afternoon, he announced on his Twitter. He said that “no doors are closed anywhere, including BYU.”
I had a great talk with Coach Pope today and I will be entering the transfer portal to explore possible options. There are multiple ways this can go and no doors are closed anywhere, including BYU. I just simply want to explore options and see what is out there.— Jesse Wade (@jessewade10) March 24, 2021
The reserve guard had knee injuries and issues during his time at BYU that ultimately derailed his stay in Provo. Wade was Utah’s Mr Basketball as a high school senior in 2014-2015 where he committed to Gonzaga before his mission. After a year in Spokane, Wade redshirted a in 2018-2019 due to NCAA transfer rules and sat out the 2019-2020 season due to knee issues. Wade played in 9 games this season and scored 9 points on the year. Wade came to BYU as a scholarship player but was a walk on this past season.
With the free year Wade will be a redshirt junior next year, although he could try to get an additional year back as a medical redshirt since he missed the 2019-2020 season due to injury.
Jesse gave us a great memory in the NCAA tournament bubble where his teammates rescued him after he was trapped in the elevator for at least 30 minutes. The tweet was shared by many prominent news outlets.
Best of luck to Jesse on his next stop!