Dwyane Wade started making a name for himself at Marquette, during which he dominated college basketball and solidified himself as an early lottery pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. Wade had his Golden Eagles jersey retired on Sunday and addressed the crowd during the wholesome ceremony.
Wade thanked the Marquette fanbase for supporting him during his two seasons with the team. He also shouted out his old teammates and the Golden Eagles' coaches that helped bring the program to new heights.
During his sophomore season at Marquette, Wade averaged 21.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.2 steals per game while winning the C-USA Player of the Year award.
Welcome to Dwyane Wade Day at Marquette. pic.twitter.com/KxREdcwAPh— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) January 20, 2019
Wade will now have his number hanging from the rafters at BMO Harris Bradley Center as he was honored by his alma mater on Sunday. The Golden Eagles retired his jersey ahead of their matchup with Providence, which they went on to win 79-68.
The Golden Eagles are currently the No. 15 team in the country and are looking to continue to build off of their early 16-3 start, which has to have Wade feeling good.