Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. was an American professional basketball player who was born on 17th January 1982 in the South Side of Chicago, Illinois. His nicknames are D-Wade and Flash. He played mostly for Miami Heat in the Shooting guard position and wore jersey number 3. Dwyane is 6 feet 4 inches in height and 220 pounds in weight.
Dwyane was a member of Harold L. Richards High School in Oak Lawn. In the junior year, he averaged 7.6 rebounds and 20.7 points per game. In the senior year, he averaged 11 rebounds and 27 points and led the team to a record of 24-5. Due to some academic problems, Dwyane was recruited by just three schools – DePaul University, Illinois State and Marquette University.
When Dwyane played for Marquette University, the University had a 26-7 record and this was the best after the 1993-94 season. In 2002-03, Marquette won again with a 26-7 record. This was the first and sole Conference USA championship. When the season was over, Dwyane became the first Marquette player to be named to the Associated Press All-American team since 1978. One of the most memorable collegiate moments for Dwyane was the 2003 Midwest Regional Final which was the NCAA tournament in Minneapolis. Dwyane scored a triple-double that had 11 assists, 11 rebounds and 29 points. In this tournament, Dwyane’s draft stock increased considerably and he entered the 2003 NBA draft.
In the 2003-04 season, Dwyane was amongst the first five rookies in many prime statistical categories. He was fourth in assists and minutes played, third in scoring, second in steals and field goal percentage.
In the 2004-05 season, Dwyane scored 42 and 36 points in Games 2 and 3 respectively, against Detroit Pistons, in spite of the fact that he was suffering from knee strain, flu and sinusitis.
In 2006, Dwyane was honored with the Finals MVP trophy and he became the fifth youngest player in the history of NBA to do so. In the 2006-07 season, Dwyane was pestered by injury and missed 31 games. However, when he returned, his average was 2.1 steals, 4.7 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 27.4 points per game.
In the 2007-08 season, Dwyane had to play along with left knee pain. Still he was elected to the All-Star Game appearance for the fourth consecutive time. For this season, he averaged 1.71 steals, 4.2 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 24.6 points per game.
Although Dwyane is generally seen in the shooting guard position, he can also play point guard. He has created a reputation as one of the quickest and most difficult players in the NBA. Throughout his career, his average has been 6.4 assists per game and hence he is regarded as an unselfish player.