Became only the third player in Houston history to record back-to-back 100-assist seasons during his first two years... Became the 15th player in history with multiple 100-assist seasons... Made his season debut against Nicholls State during the season opener.. Scored 13 points on 4-of-5 shooting with a 3-pointer, rebound, two steals, blocked shot and five assists with only one turnover in 26 minutes against the Colonels... Recorded 12 points, five assists and a blocked shot with only one turnover at Nevada... Tied his career high with five rebounds against No. 25 Oklahoma at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout... Scored 10 points with a pair of treys and dished out eight assists with no turnovers in 27 minutes against San Diego during the Great Alaska Shootout... Scored 15 points, including three treys, with seven assists at Alaska-Anchorage during the final day of the Great Alaska Shootout... Finished with six assists and four rebounds against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi... Recorded a game-high six assists with only two turnovers and a steal in 19 minutes against Troy... Led all players with six assists and only one turnover against Mississippi State... Finished with a career-high 10 assists against TCU... Led team with seven assists and four steals against Louisiana Tech... Posted a game-high five steals with three assists and 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting at UTSA... Finished with 13 points, five rebounds and three assists in 39 minutes at Iowa State... Scored 11 points, with three 3-pointers, and added a game-high 10 assists at Rice during the C-USA opener for the first double-double of his career... Led all players with seven assists and only two turnovers in 34 minutes against Tulsa during the C-USA home opener... Finished with five steals against UCF.. Led the Cougars with six assists against Rice. C-USA Championship: Played a near-perfect game against East Carolina in the first round... Nailed all four field-goal attempts, including three 3-pointers, connected on both free throw attempts, dished out a game-high seven assists with three steals and no turnovers in 24 minutes against the Pirates... Dished out a game-high six assists with no turnovers in 25 minutes against Memphis in the quarterfinals... Dished out four assists with no turnovers against No. 25/21 UTEP during the title game.
Competed in all 33 games with 17 starts during his first collegiate season... Led team with 113 assists and 3.4 assists per game... Ranked among the nation's top-10 leaders for much of the season in assist:turnover ratio... Became only the sixth freshmen in school history to record at least 100 assists in a season... Made his collegiate debut off the bench against Georgia Southern during the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer... Finished with 10 points, including two 3-pointers, a team-high three assists and no turnovers against the Eagles... Made his first collegiate start against Presbyterian during the consolation game of the 2K Sports Classic... Scored 15 points, including three 3-pointers, and dished out four assists against the Blue Hose... Dished out eight assists with a pair of steals against Western Kentucky during the home opener... Scored 14 points and fell just one assist short of a double-double against Alcorn State... Led all players with eight assists and only one turnover against North Texas... Posted 15 points and a game-high eight assists against Mississippi Valley State... Recorded six assists and four steals with only one turnover at Toledo... Scored eight points, grabbed eight rebounds, dished out three assists and recorded four steals at Mississippi State... Grabbed five rebounds and added two assists against C-USA rival UAB... Scored 12 points with four assists at C-USA rival UTEP... Nailed a jumper with one second remaining on the shot clock to hand the Cougars a six-point lead against the Miners with 83 seconds remaining... Dished out six assists with no turnovers at Arizona... Finished with 10 points, five steals and five assists with only one turnover in 37 minutes against C-USA rival UTEP... Dished out six assists with three steals and no turnovers at C-USA rival UCF... Blocked his first shot against C-USA rival Rice... Led all players with five assists and hit all six attempts from the free throw line against C-USA rival Tulane... Led team with four assists against No. 5/3 Memphis. C-USA Tournament: Dished out three assists with a team-high two steals against UTEP to help lead the Cougars into the semifinals.
LINDEN HIGH SCHOOL
Competed for head coach Phil Colicchio as a four-year letterman... Three-time All-State First-Team performer... Helped lead the Tigers to a 103-20 record, four consecutive sectional finals, two section championships and back-to-back Group 4 state titles during his career.. Scored 1,500 points and set the team single-game record in assists... Also was a two-year starter for the football team, earning All-County Defense Second-Team honors. Senior (2007-08): Guided Tigers to a 23-7 record and the Watchung Conference-National Division title... Scored 35 points with eight assists in a game. Junior (2006-07): Member of squad that won a school-record 30 games... Helped lead Linden to win over No. St. Patrick's High to win the Union County Tournament championship. Sophomore (2005-06): Member of squad that upset No. 1 Bloomfield Tech in the Tournament of Champions semifinals... Enjoyed a game with 10 points, 18 assists and five assists. Freshman (2004-05): Helped lead Tigers to upset over No. 1 St. Anthony.
Full name is Desmond Jahi Wade... Born Oct. 12, 1989, in Elizabeth, N.J... Son of Barbara Gullette and Jeffrey Wade... Majoring in health education... Also recruited by George Mason and Iona.
Desmond Wade's Career Highs
Points: 15, done three times; Most recently at Alaska-Anchorage (11/28/09)
Field Goals Made: 6, at Alaska-Anchorage (11/28/09); vs. Mississippi Valley State (12/13/08)
Field Goal Attempts: 14, vs. UTEP (1/28/09)
3-Point Field Goals Made: 3, done four times; Most recently vs. East Carolina (3/10/10)
3-Point Field Goal Attempts: 7, vs. Presbyterian (11/11/08)
Free Throws Made: 6, vs. Tulane (2/14/09)
Free Throw Attempts: 6, done four times; Most recently vs. Memphis (2/24/10)
Rebounds: 5, done five times; Most recently at Iowa State (1/3/10)
Assists: 10, done three times; Most recently vs. Memphis (2/24/10)
Steals: 5, done three times; Most recently vs. UCF (1/20/10)
Blocked Shots: 1, done three times; Most recently at Alaska-Anchorage (11/28/09)
Minutes Played: 39, done three times; Most recently at Iowa State (1/3/10)
Total 3-Point Rebounds Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg 2008-09 33-17 747/22.6 54-176 .307 12-46 .261 40-55 .727 22-38 60 1.8 82-1 113 41 1 47 160/4.8 2009-10 35-31 931/26.6 71-179 .397 22-59 .373 36-59 .610 11-54 65 1.9 76-0 167 62 3 53 200/5.7 TOTAL 68-48 1678/24.7 125-355 .352 34-105 .324 76-114 .667 33-92 125 1.8 158-1 280 103 4 100 360/5.3