Monday, June 7, 2010

Desmond Wade to Fairfield

After picking up high-major recruit Majok Majok last month, Fairfield head coach Ed Cooley continued his trend of poaching big-time prospects with another addition this week.

Houston transfer Desmond Wade announced his decision to play for the Stags, a source close to the program told me Monday morning.

According to the source, Wade visited last week on June 2-3 and made his decision today.

“He had over 160 assists at Houston this year,” the source said. “He will be a ball-handling, decision-making guard for us. [He will] contribute immediately after he sits out.”

Wade, a native of Linden, N.J., averaged 5.7 points and 4.8 assists last season, starting 31 games and helping lead Houston to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 18 years.

Boston College, Rutgers and La Salle were among the many schools that expressed interest in Wade since his transfer in early May.

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