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Zaire Wade, son of Dwyane Wade, will play for Brewster Academy next season

The prep powerhouse has produced several NBA players and top-level talent.

Zaire Wade on the bench sitting beside teammates Shy Odom and Bronny James. Deyscha Smith

Zaire Wade has decided to suit up for Brewster Academy next season.

The 6-foot-3-inch guard, who is the son of NBA champion Dwyane Wade, announced on Tuesday that he will take his talents to the powerhouse prep school out of Wolfeboro, N.H. for a post-grad year.ย  He will graduate from Sierra Canyon, a private school in Chatsworth, Calif., and leave behind a talented and star-studded roster that included LeBron “Bronny” James Jr, son of Lakers forward LeBron James, Roxbury’s Shy Odom, and top-ranked seniors Brandon Boston, who will compete at Kentucky next season, and Stanford-bound Ziaire Williams. The Blazers were set to compete in the state championship title game this season, which was canceled due to COVID-19.

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Rather than attend college right away like his former teammates, Wade —ย  a three-star recruit who had college offers of his own from Rhode Island, TCU and Miami — chose a different path.

“Told em itโ€™s another route , ima take the other way ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธย #NextStep,” he wrote in his caption.

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Now, he will join a powerhouse program at Brewster that has won seven National Prep Championships and produced NBA players such as the Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell. This season alone, Brewster had several Division 1 commits including UMASS-bound Javohn Garcia, Boston College-commit DeMarr Langford, and Boston-native Terrence Clarke, a highly-ranked prospect and potential NBA lottery pick that will also head to Kentucky. Clarke was named the NEPSAC Player of the Year, as well as a McDonald’s All-American.ย 

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Wade was welcomed to the Brewster team by both Mitchell and Clarke, who commented on his latest post.

“Yessir lil bro!” Mitchell wrote.

“Yes ๐Ÿ!! Welcome to the gang!” Clarke added.

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