Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. is 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. Currently, he is playing for Miami Heat in the Shooting guard position and his jersey number is 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.