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Wading His Way To The Steel City – Skyline Basketball Standout Headed To A-10

By: Scott Burnstein, October 4, 2017, 4:20 pm
If he’s good enough for NBA superstar LeBron James, he’s good enough for Ann Arbor Skyline’s Brandon Wade.
 
Over the weekend, Wade, Skyline’s star 6-foot-1 ½ guard, committed to play his college hoops for Keith Dambrot at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Dambrot, James’ coach in high school at St Vincent-St. Mary’s in Akron, Ohio in the early 2000s, was hired by the Dukes away from the University of Akron back in the spring. Duquesne competes out of the Atlantic 10 Conference.
 
Wade, the Ann Arbor area’s No. 1 boys basketball recruit, the Dukes over a dozen additional DI bids, including shunning offers from local schools like Oakland University, Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan and the University of Detroit-Mercy. He poured in 22 points per game last winter to go along with his almost seven assists and five rebounds an outing and can play either guard spot.
 
Before mentoring King James in the prep ranks, Dambrot had been the head coach at CMU and an assistant at EMU. Ryan Wade, Brandon’s little bro, is a junior this year and receiving D1 attention too.