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Nevada lands Wichita State transfer Trey Wade

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Drake at Wichita State Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

The final scholarship for the Nevada men’s basketball team was filled Friday.

The Wolf Pack landed Wichita State transfer Trey Wade, re-uniting with former Shocker teammate Grant Sherfield — who earned first-team All-Mountain West honorees in first season of eligibility with Nevada last year. The commitment was announced via Wade’s twitter page.

Prior to his last two seasons at Wichita State, Wade, a 6-foot-6 wing, spent one year at South Plains College in 2018-19 and two more with UTEP from 2016-18 (redshirted 2016-17). He has one season of eligibility remaining.

In his last two seasons with Wichita State, he averaged 7.1 points and 5.5 rebounds in 24.3 minutes per game. He averaged 6.7 points with a team-high 5.6 rebounds in 22 games (21 starts) last season, shooting 40.3 percent from the floor, 31.1 percent from the 3-point line and 55.2 percent from the free throw line.

In the team’s lone NCAA Tournament contest against Drake, Wade tallied five points, seven rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 27 minutes.

Drake v Wichita State
Trey Wade (5) of the Wichita State Shockers attempts a shot against the Drake Bulldogs
Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Wade tallied a career-high 23 points on 4-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc against Tulane on March 5, 2021. That was his third-and-final game in double figures last season — the previous two coming against Temple on Feb. 7 (12 points, 5-9 FG) and Tulsa on Dec. 15 (11 points, 5-12 FG). In three career seasons at the Division-I level, he has recorded 21 games in double figures.

Though Wade totaled zero double-doubles in 2020-21, he had two the year prior, including a season-high 15 rebounds with 11 points against Oklahoma on Dec. 14, 2019.

While at South Cobb High School in Austell, Ga., Wade averaged 19.1 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 2015-16 as a senior. He earned first-team All Region honors that season.