Video: Dwyane Wade Honored by Marquette Ahead of NBA Retirement

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistJanuary 20, 2019

Miami Heat and former Marquette player Dwyane Wade takes a moment during a half time presentation to retire his number as Marquette takes on Providence in a college basketball game Saturday Feb. 3, 2007 in Milwaukee.    (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)
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The Marquette Golden Eagles honored Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, who played for the program from 2001 through 2003, before Sunday's game against the Providence Friars.

Wade announced his plan to retire from basketball following the 2018-19 NBA season in September. He returned to his alma mater and received a surprise from his family, per Kaitlin Sharkey of WITI:

The CBS Sports Network highlighted more moments from the ceremony, which included his No. 3 jersey taking its place among other Golden Eagles legends in the rafters of the Fiserv Forum:

Wade averaged 19.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.2 blocks across two seasons at Marquette before the Heat selected him with the fifth overall pick in the 2003 draft.

He led the Golden Eagles to the Final Four of the 2003 NCAA tournament, which was eventually won by the Syracuse Orange and Most Outstanding Player Carmelo Anthony.

The 37-year-old Chicago native has gone on to put together a Hall of Fame career at the pro level with three NBA championships, the 2006 NBA Finals MVP Award and 12 All-Star Game selections.

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