Was selected for the cover of EA Sports' NBA Live 2006, the second heat player to be honored. (Tim Hardaway was on the NBA Live 98 Cover)
Is a model for Sean John Clothing Line
Name is spelled Dwyane because it was misspelled as such on the birth certificate, and it stuck.
Led Marquette University to the 2003 NCAA Final Four. Selected to the 2003-2004 NBA rookie team, 2004-2005 Eastern Conference All-Star team, finished 5th in the 2004-2005 MVP Voting.
Was the picked 5th in the 2003 NBA draft behind LeBron James (#1 Cleveland) Darko Milicic (#2 Detroit) Carmelo Anthony (#3 Denver) and Chris Bosh (#4 Toronto).
Dwyane Wade Detailed Biography -
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Dwyane Wade - Growing Up
Dwyane Wade was born on January 17, 1982 in Chicago. His parents split up when he was a kid, and Dwyane bounced around several homes with his mom before moving in with his dad when he was nine. After a standout high school basketball career at Richards High in Oaklawn, Illinois, Wade was named Mr. Basketball Illinois and received a hoops scholarship to Marquette University.
Dwyane Wade - Hard Work Pays Off
Dwyane Wade didn't play in his freshman year at college because of poor grades, but he worked hard and became a team leader for Marquette over the next two years. In 2003, he led the Eagles to the Final Four and NBA scouts began to notice Dwyane for his explosive moves to the hoop and Michael Jordan-like outstanding scoring
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touch. Dwyane Wade was picked fifth overall in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Miami Heat and was on his way to NBA stardom.
Dwyane Wade - Super Swingman
Despite the hype of Lebron James and Carmelo Anthony, it's doubtful the Miami Heat would trade Dwyane Wade for anyone. After less than two full season in the NBA, he's become an NBA All-Star, a top scorer and is also considered one of the nicest guys in the league. He donates a ton of money to charity and is well liked by teammates. Shaquille O'Neal says the main reason he wanted to be traded to the Miami Heat was for a chance to play with Wade. With Dwyane Wade as an explosive swingman and Shaq has a dominant center, the Heat now have the best guard-center combo in the NBA and will likely be in the NBA finals in June, 2005.