Zaire Wade, the son of longtime Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade, announced Tuesday he received a scholarship offer to play college basketball for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
"Blessed to receive an offer from the University of Nebraska," he wrote on Instagram.
The younger Wade's stepmother, actress Gabrielle Union, is a Nebraska native and noted the family will be in attendance when the Huskers open their football season against Akron on Sept. 1:
Gabrielle Union @itsgabrielleu
We'll be at the home opener & it will be Zaire's 1st time seeing the sea of red in person & seeing what our fans are like. #Nebraksa let's show him how we do #GoBigRed oh & I'm willing to loan him my Tommie Frazier jersey, @DwyaneWade doesnt even get to wear my jersey 🌽🌽🌽 https://t.co/UWoKKZeN1N
The 6'2'', 175-pound point guard is a budding class of 2020 prospect at the American Heritage School in Florida and for E1T1 United on the 17-U Nike EYBL circuit.
In July, he showcased his ability to create offensive space when video of a basket he scored against New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. went viral:
Wade sat down alongside Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant earlier this month for a film session with Overtime (via Ananth Pandian of 247Sports). The two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP urged him to stay aggressive and offered to remain available for future advice.
"Keep balling, bro," Durant said. "You got a long ways to go. It ain't gonna happen overnight, either. Keep working. You know I got you whenever you need something; hit me. If you got something you want to talk about, hit me. I know pops good, but just to give you a different look. I'm here for you."
If Wade continues to develop his all-around game over his final two years of high school, he figures to receive plenty of additional offers before he makes his collegiate choice ahead of the 2020-21 season.
It will be intriguing to see whether the Marquette Golden Eagles, his dad's college team, are among them.