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Wade, who played collegiately for two seasons before becoming an early entry candidate after his junior year, became the first Marquette player since 1978 to be named a First Team All-American by the Associated Press. He also earned a spot on the Wooden Award All-America team and was one of five finalists for the Wooden Award after helping lead the Golden Eagles to the 2003 Final Four, the school’s first appearance since 1977.
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It's Dwyane Wade!

The Miami HEAT selected 6’4”, 210-pound guard Dwyane Wade from Marquette University with the fifth pick of the 2003 NBA Draft. Wade was Miami’s highest draft pick since the HEAT selected Steve Smith with the fifth pick of the 1991 NBA Draft and the highest draftee in school history. The Miami HEAT also selected Jerome Beasley from North Dakota with the #33 pick.
  • Dwyane Wade Press Release
  • Wade's Bio | Beasley's Bio
  • Dwyane Wade's HEAT Workout Footage: 56K| 300K
  • Q and A with Dwyane Wade
  • Comments on Dwyane Wade
  • Dwyane Wade Draft Night Wallpaper:800x600 | 1024x768
  • NBA Inside Ticket Video: 56k | 300k
  • HEAT 2003 Draft Night Photogallery
  • Draft Night Wallpaper

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    Draft Night Photogallery

    HEAT 2003 Draft Night Photogallery


    Mock Draft Wrapup

    Media sources from around the country speculated on the player that the HEAT would select with the number five draft pick. Here is a quick rundown on who said what.
  • Mock Draft Wrapup

  • Director of Player Personnel Chet Kammerer: Scouting Spotlight

    He’s got an eye for talent, a flair for identifying potential and an expansive knowledge of the game of basketball. With more than 30 years experience as a coach at many levels, HEAT Director of Player Personnel Chet Kammerer dedicates his career to evaluating and scouting prospective HEAT players here and abroad.
  • Scouting Spotlight on Chet Kammerer
  • Focus on International Scouting with Adam Simon
  • Player Evaluation with Randy Pfund
  • The Draft's Hidden Gems

  • Who Was In Miami

    The Miami HEAT are currently conducting private workouts with some of 2003's potential NBA Draft prospects. Check out who has visited the AmericanAirlines Arena thus far. Real Player is needed to view this video.

    Who Was In Miami - June 17
    Name: Dwyane Tyrone Wade
    Position: Guard
    Height/Weight: 6-4 / 210
    Team: Marquette
  • Wade's Bio
  • HEAT Workout Footage:

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  • Q and A with Dwyane Wade
  • Name: Keith Ramon Bogans
    Position: Guard
    Height/Weight: 6-5 / 215
    Team: Kentucky
  • Bogans' Bio
  • HEAT Workout Footage:

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  • Q and A with Keith Bogans
  • Name: Andrew Nicholas Position: Guard
    Height/Weight: 6-3 / 165
    Team: Maryland
  • Nicholas' Bio
  • HEAT Workout Footage:

  • 56K| 300K
  • Q and A with Drew Nicholas
  • Who Was In Miami - June 16
    Name: Chris Bosh
    Position: Forward
    Height/Weight: 6-10 / 210
    Team: Georgia Tech
  • Bosh's Bio
  • HEAT Workout Footage:
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  • Q and A with Chris Bosh
  • Name: Marquis Estill
    Position: Forward/Center
    Height/Weight: 6-9 / 236
    Team: Kentucky
  • Estill's Bio
  • HEAT Workout Footage:
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  • Q and A with Marquis Estill
  • Who Was In Miami - June 14
    Name: Pavel Podkolzine
    Position: Center
    Height/Weight: 7-4/ 260
    Team: Varese (Italy)
  • Podkolzine's Bio
  • HEAT Workout Footage:
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  • Q and A with Pavel Podkolzine
  • Name: Jules Camara
    Position: Power Forward
    Height/Weight: 6-11/211
    College: Kentucky
  • Camara's Bio
  • HEAT Workout Footage:
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  • Q and A with Jules Camara
  • Who Was In Miami - June 13
    Name: Nick Collison
    Position: Forward
    Height/Weight: 6-9/ 255
    College:Kansas
  • Collison's Bio
  • HEAT Workout Footage:
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  • Q and A with Nick Collison
  • Name: Wesley Wilson
    Position: Center
    Height/Weight: 6-10.5/ 260
    College:Georgetown
  • Wilson's Bio
  • HEAT Workout Footage:
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  • Q and A with Wesley Wilson
  • Who Was In Miami - June 12
    Name: Sofoklis Schortsanitis
    Position: Forward/Center
    Height/Weight: 6-9/ 255
    Team: Iraklis (Greece)
  • Schortsanitis' Bio
  • HEAT Workout Footage:
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  • Q and A with Sofoklis Schortsanitis
  • Name: Josh Powell
    Position: Forward
    Height/Weight: 6-9/ 225
    College: North Carolina State
  • Powell's Bio
  • HEAT Workout Footage:
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  • Q and A with Josh Powell
  • Name: James Lang
    Position: Center
    Height/Weight: 6-10/ 305
    High School:Central Park Christian School (Birmingham, Ala.)
  • Langs' Bio
  • HEAT Workout Footage:
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  • Q and A with James Lang
  • Name: Sani Ibrahim
    Position: Forward / Center
    Height/Weight: 6-10/ 245
    College: College of Southern Idaho
  • Ibrahim's Bio
  • HEAT Workout Footage:
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  • Q and A with Sani Ibrahim
  • Who Was In Miami - June 11
    Name: Terrance Jerod Ford
    Position: Guard
    Height/Weight: 5-10/ 165
    College: Texas
  • Ford's Bio
  • HEAT Workout Footage:
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  • Q and A with TJ Ford
  • Name: Steven Hanson Blake
    Position: Guard
    Height/Weight: 6-3 / 172
    College: Maryland
  • Blake's Bio
  • HEAT Workout Footage:
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  • Q and A with Steve Blake
  • Name:Clifton Reece Gaines
    Position: Guard
    Height/Weight: 6-6/ 205
    College: Louisville
  • Gaines' Bio
  • HEAT Workout Footage:
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  • Q and A with Reece Gaines

  • GM Pfund Addresses the Media

    June 24 -HEAT President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Randy Pfund addressed the media on the upcoming draft, HEAT needs, and other NBA teams role in shaping Thursday night's events.
  • Pfund's Answers

  • 25 to Watch


  • 25 to Watch
  • Full List of NBA Draft Prospect Profiles by Position
  • NBA Early-Entry Candidates
  • Key Players Who May be Available in Round 2

    The Miami HEAT have the 5th and the 33rd pick in this year's draft. Check out where all of the teams fall on the NBA Draft Board presented by Sprite:

  • HEAT Draft History



    The Miami HEAT has not had an opportunity to select this high in the draft since 1991. That year, the team selected the 6'8", 202 pound guard Steve Smith out of Michigan State. Last season, the selected Rookie of the Year candidate Caron Butler (left) at the 10 spot and grabbed Rasual Butler with the 53rd pick.
  • HEAT Draft History
  • NBA Draft History
  • Review Last Year's Draft
  • Current Players Taken at #5
  • Current Players Taken at #33

  • List of 2003 Draft Withdrawls


  • Aleksandar Djuric - Serbia/Montenegro
  • Viktor Khryapa - Russia
  • Kresimir Loncar - Croatia
  • Marcus Moore - Washington State
  • Jameer Nelson - Saint Joseph's
  • Misan Nikagbatse - Germany
  • Jason Parker - Tulsa
  • Pavel Podkolzine - Russia
  • Blagota Sekulic - Serbia
  • Chris Thomas - Notre Dame
  • Charlie Villanueva - Blair Academy (N.J.)
  • HEAT Free Agents


    The Miami HEAT has twelve current players who will be free agents this summer.
  • Malik Allen
  • Travis Best
  • Rasual Butler
  • Eddie House
  • Mike James
  • Ken Johnson
  • Sean Lampley
  • Sean Marks
  • Alonzo Mourning
  • Vladimir Stepania