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Full Name: Dwyane Tyrone Wade
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-4 (1.93 m)/ 210 (95.3 kg)
Birthdate: January 17, 1982 (Chicago, Ill.)
High School: Richards HS (Oak Lawn, Ill.)
College: Marquette

Selected in the first round (fifth overall) by the Miami Heat

Three-point field goals: 2001-02, 18-for-52 (.346); 2002-03, 14-for-44 (.318). Totals: 32-for-96 (.333).

Early entry candidate for the 2003 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: In 2003 became the first Marquette player since 1978 to be named First Team All-America by AP. Also named Conference USA Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-C-USA. Scored 1,281 points in two seasons, good for 20th place on the school’s all-time scoring chart. Ranks ninth all-time in steals (150) and blocks (79). Set the single-season scoring record at Marquette with 710 points in 2002-03. Guided Marquette to first NCAA Final Four since 1977 when Marquette won the national championship under the late Al McGuire.

Junior (2002-03): A consensus First Team All-America selection. Named to the Wooden Award All-America team and was one of five finalists for the Wooden Award. Led C-USA in scoring (21.5 ppg, 22nd in nation). Ranked eighth in conference in assists (4.4 apg) and second in steals (2.2 spg). Registered Marquette’s first triple-double since 1994 when he totaled 29 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in the NCAA Midwest Regional Final victory against Kentucky, as the Golden Eagles advanced to the Final Four. Named MVP of the Midwest Regional Final after compiling 51 points, 14 rebounds and 15 assists in victories over Pittsburgh and Kentucky. Produced 21 outings of 20 or more points. Scored a career-high tying 35 points against Tulane. Tallied 28 points, eight rebounds and seven assists against Louisville.

Sophomore (2001-02): Named Honorable Mention All-America by the AP and First Team All-C-USA. Led the team in scoring (17.8 ppg, eighth in C-USA). Set Marquette sophomore record with 571 points. Also led the team in rebounding (6.6 rpg). Led team and C-USA steals (2.5 spg, 18th in nation). Had nine games with 20 or more points. Scored a season-high 35 points against DePaul.

Freshman (2000-01): Sat out the season as an NCAA partial qualifier but practiced with the team.

Strengths: He has extraordinary leaping ability and excellent quickness for a guard his size. His perimeter shot has improved steadily over his three seasons in the Marquette program.

Personal: Family includes wife Siohvaugn and son Zaire. Would like to eventually pursue a career in sports broadcasting. Lists Omar Epps as his favorite actor and “He Got Game” as his favorite movie.