Zaire Wade Signs G League Contract With Utah Jazz
In SummaryThe son of Dwyane Wade has signed with the G League's Utah Jazz team. Dwyane is a minority owner with the franchise.
The next era of superstars is here in the form of their sons.
Zaire Wade, son of three-time Champion Dwyane Wade with the Miami Heat, has signed an NBA G League contract with the Utah Jazz affiliate Salt Lake City Stars.
Dwyane is also a minority owner of the Utah Jazz.
Zaire, 19, was a three-star recruit out of the Class of 2021. Zaire received offers from four colleges: South Carolina, Rhode Island, Toledo and DePaul.
Dwyane was the 101st ranked player coming out of high school before going to Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Zaire had a minimal role during his senior year at Sierra Canyon High School alongside LeBron James’ son, Bronny. Zaire went on to transfer to Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, for a post-graduate season.
In April, the Jazz released a statement about Dwyane becoming a minority owner:
“The Utah Jazz announced that Dwyane Wade, 13-time NBA All-Star and three-time NBA champion, will join its ownership group. The ownership group is the youngest in the NBA and is led by technology entrepreneur and Qualtrics founder Ryan Smith and his wife Ashley who acquired a majority interest in the Utah Jazz in late 2020. The small ownership group has previously consisted of tech leaders, including legendary investor and Accel partner Ryan Sweeney, and Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes in addition to the Miller family. Today they announced the addition of Wade.”
“Dwyane is not only a basketball legend, he is also a great leader, businessman, and human being,” said Ryan Smith, NBA governor of the Utah Jazz. “As we continue to build on the incredible legacy of the Utah Jazz franchise, we are excited to add Dwyane’s experience and expertise to the equation. Utah is an amazing place and I couldn’t be more thrilled about the future of the franchise and the future of this state. Dwyane’s influence will be important to both.”