BYU Basketball: Jesse Wade’s High School Coach: ‘No One Will Outwork Him’
Jesse Wade was Mr. Utah Basketball at Davis High School in 2015
Jay Welk coached at Davis High for 24 seasons
Former Davis High Dart and Gonzaga Bulldog Jesse Wade recently announced via his personal Twitter account that he would be transferring to BYU this season.
Wade will have to sit out the 2018-19 season due to NCAA transfer rules, but he will be looked upon to be a knockdown shooter for BYU from beyond the arc. Which is something the Cougars have struggled with in recent seasons, so the addition of Wade is a positive for Dave Rose’s program.
It has been a long time since Wade became Mr. Basketball in the state of Utah at Davis High back in 2015. What type of player was he in high school? Wade’s high school coach Jay Welk joined Cougar Sports with Ben Criddle on ESPN 960 to discuss his memories of Wade and what type of player he is.
Welk said that Wade was the best player he ever coached in his 24-year career as the head coach at Davis High. Welk also went on to say that no one will outwork Jesse.
Wade played in 19 games in his one season with the Zags. According to Welk, Wade was not forced out by the Bulldogs and that Wade wanted a new opportunity.
Smart move for Wade considering BYU will give Wade more of an opportunity to be a significant contributor down the road. At Gonzaga, Wade would have been buried on Mark Few’s talented bench year-after-year.
Listen to the entire interview with Welk and Ben Criddle below: