SHAWNEE, OK – The Potawatomi Fire are thrilled to announce the signing of Isaiah Wade for the remainder of the 2024 TBL season.

“We are excited to have Isaiah as a part of our organization,” said Fire general manager David Qualls. “He is a player we have watched and wanted to sign for a while. To be able to sign him for this stretch run will only make us stronger as we try to become TBL’s first ever repeat champ. Not only is Isaiah a talented basketball player but he is also a quality young man that I am confident will fit well into the culture we have created.”

Wade, a 6-7 forward, has played professionally with the Macau (China) Black Bears of the ASEAN league and with the Grand Rapid Gold (Denver Nuggets affiliate) of the NBA G-League. In 2022-2023 ASEAN League season, Wade averaged 20.8 points and 12.7 rebounds on 52.2% shooting from the field.

“I’m excited to add Isaiah to our roster,” said head coach Mark Dannhoff. “He is a versatile player that will add depth to multiple positions. His ability to be physical and score in the paint along with being able to stretch the floor as a three-point shooter should open up things more on the offensive end for us. Defensively, he is athletic, strong, and physical with good feet. He can defend different positions and will give us more flexibility on that end of the floor.”

This is Wade’ first season in TBL. Originally, from Minneapolis, Wade now calls Oklahoma City, Oklahoma home. He had several stops in the college ranks before finishing his collegiate career at the University of Central Oklahoma.

The Fire are back in action this Thursday when they host the Santa Ana Thunder. Tipoff from FireLake is set for 7 PM. You can watch a live stream of the game on TBL TV or listen to the game on KGFF Radio (100.9 FM/1450 AM/

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The Potawatomi Fire are the first professional basketball team owned by a Native American tribe (Citizen Potawatomi Nation) in Oklahoma. The Fire compete in the Central Conference of The Basketball League (TBL), a men’s professional basketball league, now with over 50 teams across the U.S. and Canada. Along with winning the TBL championship in 2023, the Fire organization was named the 2022 winner of the Jim Koch Award as TBL’s Best Ran Business. The dance team of the Fire, the Fire Girls, were named TBL’s 2022 Best Dance Team and Central Conference Best Dance Team in 2023.