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Wade plays big for Decatur Christian - Jan 21, 2008


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Demeatrio
Wade
BY JUSTIN CONN - H&R Staff Writer

DECATUR - Decatur Christian School senior Demeatrio Wade (193-F) came to this country from Jamaica for the opportunity to play college basketball.

But so far, the 6-foot-5 post hasn't gotten a single look. That could change with more performances like Wade had in the fourth quarter of the Warriors' 76-49 win over Lutheran School Association on Monday.

Wade, who scored seven points in the first half as his team clung to a 32-26 lead, had seven in the third quarter then blew the game open with a 10-point fourth quarter. He finished with 24 points.

``He has a lot of talent,'' said DCS coach Shaun Rapp, whose team improved to 12-2. ``He's really good at getting in position to get the ball down low.''

Wade is averaging 18 points per game in his first season at Decatur Christian. Last year, he played high school basketball in Kingston, Jamaica. He was picked out at a basketball camp in Jamaica and given the opportunity to come play in the U.S.

Wade arrived in Decatur in May and stays with the Tom Grady family.

``They're treating me very well,'' Wade said. ``Like a son.''

Wade has heard plenty of talk about the crime in Decatur. But he said it was nothing like he saw in Jamaica.

``Everyone thinks it's a laid-back vibe because it's the islands, and that's true,'' Wade said. ``But I hear people say Decatur is a violent place - it's nothing compared to where I'm from. I've seen a lot of violence. It's not like that here. I like it here.''

Wade misses his family - especially his mom - but said life in the U.S. isn't that much different than Jamaica. He said school has been the biggest change.

``I've never got an education like this before,'' Wade said. ``Here, if you get two Ds, you're ineligible. Back home, you can play as long as you keep your average up. There's just a lot more emphasis on education here.''

Wade said basketball has been easier to adjust to, though he's noticed differences on the court, too.

``Back home, it's more physical. I'd be playing games with tears in my eyes because of the elbows,'' Wade said. ``But I can shoot - that's a miracle there. Here, everyone can shoot it.''

Wade also said there's more focus on defense in Jamaica.

``The team I was on back home actually enjoyed playing defense,'' Wade said. ``Here, everyone enjoys offense. Our defense played much better in the second half tonight. But it's something we have to enjoy doing to really get better at it.''

Wade is glad he came to Decatur. But so far, it hasn't produced the results he'd hoped for.

``As of now, I haven't had any interest,'' Wade said. ``I came here for a reason and right now, I just feel like I need to get my name out there. I just want someone to come see me and give me a chance.''

Also for the Warriors, Bronson Dotson added 18 points off the bench and sparked DCS with eight points in the third quarter.

LSA (8-8) was led by Jacob Widenhofer with 16 points, including three 3-pointers.

Justin Conn can be reached at jconn@herald-review.com or 421-7971.  




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