On Wednesday, Wade was able to participate during the portion of practice open to media. He wasn’t wearing anything protective on the foot he suffered a stress fracture in during the Big 12 Tournament.
However, it should be noted Wade was wearing a protective boot when arriving to the team hotel on Tuesday, and he also wasn’t seen going through every drill during practice:
Some good and bad for Dean Wade and video footage.— Jake Lebahn (@JakeLebahn) March 21, 2018
Good: he is moving around and has improved immensely from Charlotte.
Bad: he isn't doing the same thing as other guys, IE no sharp cuts, he isn't going full speed.
Dean Wade involved in some real team drills. Didn’t do anything like this in Charlotte pic.twitter.com/2Ue9PDWPgn— Kellis Robinett (@KellisRobinett) March 21, 2018
Wade has been a huge factor for K-State this season. He’s averaging 16.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.8 assists while shooting 55% from the floor. Having a 6-10 big man like him that can space the floor would be a game-changer against UK, but it’s still up in the air as to how much Wade will play Thursday and how effective he can be.