DWYANE WADE
Position: Guard
Height: 6-4
Weight: 210
College: Marquette
Declared after: Junior Year
Birthdate: January 17, 1982
Birthplace: Robbins, Illinois

HIS GAME
Pros: Is an excellent athlete who has great leaping ability and is extremely quick. Excells at the drive and dish. Everyone knew Wade was a player, but his display of heart and determination leading Marquette Final Four at the NCAA Tournament shot him up prospect depth charts. Wade is an excellent rebounder for his size with his solid speed and athleticism. He plays sound defense and is very good at reading the passing lanes. Terrific basketball IQ.

Cons: The big dig on Wade is that he is perceived to be too small to play shooting guard and might not have the ball-handling skills to run an NBA offence. Still needs to work on his jump shot and must improve behind the NBA three-point arc.

ACCOLADES
  • 2002-03 Midwest Region MVP at the NCAA Tournament
  • 2002-03 Helped Marquette reach the Final Four for the first time since 1979
  • 2002-03 Finalist for both the Naismith and Oscar Robertson Awards
  • 2002-03 NABC First Team All-District 11
  • 2001-02 Honourable-mention All-America selection by the Associated Press
  • 2001-02 Named by Basketball Times as the NCAA's Newcomer of the Year
  • 2001-02 Chosen as a Second-Team All-American by Basketball Times
  • 2001-02 Named as a Second-Team All-American by CBS Sportsline
  • 2001-02 Third-Team All-America honouree as chosen by The Sporting News
  • 2001-02 Led the team with 17.8 points per game

    PLAYING CAREER AT MARQUETTE
  • Posted his first career triple-double at the NCAA Tournament with 29 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds to lead Marquette over No. 1 ranked Kentucky
  • 19-point, 14-rebound performance vs.Chicago State represented his first career double-double
  • Led conference USA in scoring with 21.7 points per game
  • Is Marquette’s most prolific sophomore scorer with 571 points 79 steals (2.47 spg) led C-USA in 2001-02
  • His 79 steals were the most by a Marquette sophomore and the school’s third-highest season total

    Most projections have Wade going after the fourth slot, but he's climbing the depth charts fast. (Elsa/Getty Images)size>
    SEASON HIGHS
  • Points: 35 vs. twice
  • Field Goals: 13, twice
  • Field Goal Attempts: 23 vs. Dayton 1/4/03
  • Field Goal Pct: .813 (13-16), twice
  • 3-Pt Field Goals: 2, five times
  • Field Goal Att.: 4, two times
  • 3-Point FG Pct.: 1.000 3/29/03
  • Free Throws: 14 vs. UAB 3/1/03
  • Free Throw Attempts: 15, UAPB (12-15), 11/23/02
  • Free Throw Pct.: 1.000 3/13/03
  • Rebounds: 14 vs. TCU 2/22/03
  • Assists: 11 vs. Kentucky 3/29/03
  • Blocked Shots: 4 vs. UAB 3/1/03
  • Steals: 7 vs. DePaul 1/25/03

    AT RICHARDS HIGH
  • Averaged 27.0 points an 11.0 rebounds his senior year at Richards
  • Helped his prep team to a 24-5 record and a berth in the title game of the Class AA Eisenhower Sectional
  • Broke school records for points (676) and steals (106)
  • SICA North Player of the Year
  • No. 7 in the voting for the state of Illinois Mr. Basketball Award

    PERSONAL
  • Dwyane is married to Siouvaughnn and has one child, son Zaire
  • Son of Dwyane Sr. and Jolinda Wade
  • Is interested in a career in sports broadcasting
  • Names He Got Game as his favourite movie and says Omar Epps is his favourite actor