Point guard Mike Lewis is the unquestioned leader of the Duquesne basketball team but eventually Keith Dambrot will need someone to replace him.
Tonight, the Dukes are hosting a point guard that they hope will eventually be their floor leader.
PSN has confirmed that Michigan 2018 guard Brandon Wade will be in town this weekend for an official visit to Duquesne.
Wade (6-foot-1, 175 pounds) is from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The senior guard is someone Dambrot and his staff are familiar with as they also recruited him while at Akron.
Prior to talking with Wade, PSN reached out to Prep Hoops Michigan (@PrepHoopsMI), the top source for Michigan High School Basketball, to get their scouting report on Wade.
“Brandon Wade has nearly 20 D-1 offers and is perhaps the top remaining uncommitted player in this class. He had a great AAU season, giving everybody, including future high-major players, buckets. He is as complete as they come, maybe with the only knock on his game being his verticality. Over the summer, however, he proved that this is not an issue for him, as he consistently finished at the rim as well as defending bigger, more athletic opponents.”
Prior to leaving for trip to Pittsburgh tonight, PSN spoke with Wade about Duquesne and his official visit.
“I’m looking forward to getting around the players more. I went down there for the elite camp earlier and got a chance to see some of the campus. I want to be able to see everything, the dorm situation, I want to be around the entire coaching staff, learn about their culture, learn about the coaches vision and get good grasp of what the future looks like and if it’s something I want to be a part of,” said Wade.
When he made his first trip to Duquesne, I asked him Wade what stood out to him and kept his interest alive in Duquesne.
“Definitely Coach Dambrot and his passion for the game and his passion for the school in general. It was nice to hear his vision and things that he wants to do and change to make Duquesne better.”
“Duquesne is telling me that want a point guard and a leader for the future. Someone that’s going to come in and not necessarily take over the team but be the leader and they believe it could be me,” said Wade.
Wade is someone that obviously has interest in Duquesne or he wouldn’t be making an official visit. Could this Visit result in a commitment?
“Obviously I’m taking an official there so I’m very serious about them. But I could see myself playing for a few schools. But I’m going to see how the visit goes, then see the options I have. I don’t want to rush a decision and just want to make the best decision possible.”
Wade tells PSN that he’s also considering Loyola-Chicago (made an official there already), Toledo (has official visit set) and Cal-Poly.