Trey Wade, who signed to play for the Nevada basketball team in April, will end up playing for a former Wolf Pack coach instead.
The Wichita State transfer announced on Twitter on Tuesday he was headed to Arkansas, which is led by ex-Nevada head coach Eric Musselman. Wade committed to the Wolf Pack two months ago, officially signing his scholarship paperwork April 22, before asking out of the commitment. Nevada released Wade on May 10 after he said he wanted to be closer to his home in Georgia due to the health of his grandfather.
Wade will spend his final season at Arkansas, which is a preseason top-15 team that reached the Elite 8 last season, which was Musselman's second in Fayetteville, which is 700 miles west of Wade's home in Marietta, Ga. (roughly an 11-hour drive).
Wade's college career began at UTEP, where he was for two seasons before transferring to South Plains College in Levelland, Texas. The 6-foot-6 forward then transferred to Wichita State, where he was a starter the last two years. He entered the transfer portal this offseason as a grad transfer.
At Wichita State, Wade started 47 of 52 games and averaged 7.1 points and 5.5 rebounds. In 2020-21, Wade started 21 of the Shockers' 22 games, averaging 6.7 points and a team-leading 5.6 rebounds in 26 minutes per game. His performance helped Wichita State go 16-6, capture the American Athletic Conference regular-season title and earn an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament.
Wade was the 13th scholarship player to sign with Nevada back in April, but the Wolf Pack's roster has undergone more changes since then with the departure of Oregon transfer Addison Patterson and the additions of Florida Atlantic transfer Kenan Blackshear and Robert Morris transfer AJ Bramah.