Dean Wade, a former St. John basketball star and incoming Kansas State freshman, has been named a Parade All-American.
He is one of 30 high school seniors to receive the honor, and the only player from the Sunflower State. Other future Big 12 players included incoming Kansas freshman Chieck Diallo and incoming Oklahoma State freshman Jawun Evans.
Wade, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound forward, received several all-state honors throughout his high-school career, but this is the first time he has been recognized nationally. Wade helped St. John to an 86-6 record and three state championships, while scoring 1,749 career points.
As a senior, he led St. John to an undefeated season that culminated in a 2A championship at Bramlage Coliseum, where he will play next season. Wade will be among six new players at K-State, and he will likely be asked to contribute immediately by basketball coach Bruce Weber.