Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports released an official statement regarding the hire of new basketball coach Will Wade, who coached at VCU the past two season.

The 34-year old Nashville, Tennessee native will be formally introduced on campus Wednesday.

"Will Wade is a smart, energetic, and skilled individual," Alleva said. "He will provide great leadership for our student-athletes. The future of the program is bright."

Wade compiled a 51-20 record in his two years as VCU's head coach leading the team to its first Atlantic 10 Conference regular-season championship and a pair of appearances in the NCAA Tournament. As the No. 10 seed in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, Wade led the Rams to a 75-67 win over seventh-seeded Oregon State in the first round.

"My many years at VCU were some of the best years of my life and I will never forget the opportunities that university afforded me," said Wade. "But the chance to build on the tradition and talent at a place like LSU was an opportunity I have been working for my entire career." Read more.
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Lexman187 months
Nice billboard. This guy just looks the part of today's college basketball coach. Young, smart and energetic. Kind of like a Brad Stevens of Butler(Now with the Celtics). Let's hope Coach Wade can bring that type of success to Baton Rouge!
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tigerpawl87 months
Very happy with this hire. Lots of potential. Young gun. That said, I find it odd that 8 of his 9 losses were in 2's - 4 x back-to-back losses.
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TabasgeauxHD87 months
When you realize CJJ had more losses this season than CWW had in 2 years at VCU....
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LuzianaFootball87 months
I like Will's last statement. I want him to look at it like he's building a program from the ground up because he will have and something he take pride in. I want him to create his own legacy here.
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pellietigersaint87 months
I like what I've been reading about the new coach. I'm exited for change
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