Recruiting notebook: Zaire Wade to take post-grad year at Brewster Academy


Zaire Wade, son of former Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, announced on Instagram Tuesday that he is going to spend a post-grad year at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., before making the jump to college basketball.

The 6-foot-2 senior point guard attended American Heritage in Plantation before transferring to Sierra Canyon in California for his senior season.

“Told ’em it’s another route,” wrote Wade. “Ima take the other way. #NextStep.”

Wade, a three-star prospect, averaged 3.4 points a game during an injury-laden 2019-2020 season for a loaded Sierra Canyon program. Led by McDonald’s All-Americans Brandon Boston (Kentucky) and Ziaire Williams (Stanford), the Trailblazers blitzed their way to a 30-4 mark.

Eight of Brewster Academy’s 13 players in 2019-2020 landed Division I scholarships, including former Miami Gulliver Prep star guard Jamal Mashburn Jr. (Minnesota) and 6-6 University of Miami recruit Matt Cross.


Doral Academy shooting guard Devin Carter, one of the top 2020s in the state, announced he will make his college decision at 3 p.m. Friday.

The 6-4 Carter, the state 7A Player of the Year as a junior, had his senior season cut short by a labrum injury. He underwent surgery in mid-February and missed the end of the regular season and the postseason.

The athletic Carter put up 28.8 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.8 steals a game for coach Jorge Fernandez. Carter held scholarship offers from Cal, College of Charleston, DePaul, East Carolina, FAU, FIU, Georgia Tech, Richmond, South Carolina and VCU.

He is the son of Miami Heat assistant coach Anthony Carter. …

Also committing Friday will be PHS Academy 6-5 guard Aamir Justice, who is a 2019 grad of Coral Springs High. Justice plans to commit at 1 p.m. on his birthday.


Louisville, out of the ACC, is the latest program to offer West Nassau 6-6 2021 combo guard Dallan “Deebo” Coleman.

“Honored and appreciative to have received a basketball offer from the Louisville Cardinals,” Coleman said.

Among Coleman’s double-digit offers thus far: Florida, Florida State, Alabama, Georgia Tech and Ole Miss. Coleman is a big-time scorer and excellent 3-point shooter.


Orlando Oak Ridge 2021 Michael James‘ latest offer comes from N.C. State. …

University School 2019 grad Jalil Beaubrun, who spent a post-grad year at Montverde Academy, picked up an offer from Missouri D-II Southwest Baptist University. The 6-9 Beaubrun averaged 11 & 7 in post-grad play. …

Former IMG and Nike Team Florida guard Noah Farrakhan committed to East Carolina. … Dwyer High’s John Scott (6-7) committed to Palm Beach Atlantic.

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