St John has been the most dominant small school boys’ basketball program in the state over the past two seasons. And now its most dominant player has announced he will continue his career in the state of Kansas.

On Sunday, Dean Wade announcing via twitter that he has committed to play basketball at Kansas State next season.

“Verbally committed to K-State today!” tweeted Wade. “Thank you to everyone that helped! Can't wait to wear purple! Blessed to be a part of it!”

Wade visited K-State on Saturday and committed after that visit.

The 6'8' senior helped lead the Tigers to back to back state championships, a 1A Division I title in 2013 and a Class 2A Title in 2014.

Wade was a dominant player on the offensive side of the ball during the 2013-14 season, averaging 22 points per game. Over his career Wade has averaged 19 points, 8 rebounds and 3.5 blocks for St. John.