Zaire Wade won’t have to choose where he wants to go to college for a while, but whenever he makes that decision, a school with close ties to his family will be prominently involved. According to the class of 2020 guard’s Instagram account, the University of Nebraska decided to extend a scholarship offer to Wade.
According to 247Sports, which has not given any stars or a rating to the 6’2 guard just yet, this is the first scholarship offer Wade has received. It’s also not the first time a Big Ten school has had some amount of interest in him, as Wade took an unofficial visit to Michigan State last season.
Unsurprisingly, no one was happier about this news than his stepmom, Gabrielle Union. A native of Omaha, Union is a gigantic fan of the Huskers and took to Twitter to celebrate Wade getting an offer.
Despite his lack of a rating, Wade has been able to garner some hype, and not just because his dad is going to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame some day. He’s put forth some impressive highlight videos in which he’s gone up against NBA players, and the crafty lefty scorer has a fan in Warriors star Kevin Durant.
Perhaps more offers will come pouring in for Wade as he goes through his junior and senior seasons — Dwyane Wade has said in the past that he dreams of his son suiting up for his alma mater, Marquette — but if that doesn’t happen, at least he and his family can take solace in knowing that the opportunity to play basketball in the Big Ten is on the table.