Dwyane Wade Rookie Anthology
Has appeared in 213 regular season games (208 starts) in his three-year NBA career…has averaged 22.9 points, 6.1 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 1.66 steals, 0.82 blocks and 37.5 minutes while shooting 48.2 percent from the floor, 24.1 percent from three-point range and 76.9 percent from the foul line…has missed a total of 30 games due to injury, two as a healthy scratch on the inactive list and one as a DNP-CD…has been crowned an NBA Finals MVP once…is a two-time All-Star…has earned All-NBA Second Team honors twice and All-Defensive Second Team once…was a unanimous All-Rookie Team selection…has been selected the Eastern Conference Player of the Month twice and the Eastern Conference Player of the Week four times…owns the HEAT single-season records for points scored (2,040 in 2005-06), scoring average (27.2 ppg in 2005-06), field goals made (699 in 2005-06) and free throws made (629 in 2005-06) and attempted (803 in 2005-06)…also owns the HEAT record for most points in a road game (48 at Philadelphia on Apr. 14, 2005), most free throws made in a game (18 against Philadelphia on Mar. 7, 2005 and 18 at Washington on Dec. 30, 2006) and most points in an overtime period (12 at Philadelphia on Apr. 14., 2005)…ranks among the HEAT’s all-time leaders in assists (3rd), free throws made (3rd), free throws attempted (3rd), points (7th), field goals made (8th) and double-figure scoring efforts (8th)…has scored in double figures 200 times in his career (197 as a starter), including 135 games with at least 20 points, 53 times with at least 30 points and five 40-point efforts…has scored over 1,500 points and handed out over 500 assists in each of the past two seasons…his career long for most consecutive games scoring in double figures is a franchise-record 78 games and was accomplished from Apr. 14, 2005-Apr. 14, 2006…his longest streak of consecutive 20-point games is a HEAT record 12 straight from Dec. 15, 2004-Jan. 7, 2005 and again from Feb. 12, 2006-Mar. 16, 2006…has grabbed double-figure rebounds on 13 occasions…has handed out double-figure assists 23 times…has recorded 33 double-doubles and three triple-doubles…has thrown home 331 dunks…his longest streak for consecutive games with a steal is 18 and was accomplished from Mar. 6, 2005-Apr. 14, 2005…has recorded 103 multi-steal games…has seen action in 50 postseason games for the HEAT and has averaged 25.4 points, 6.0 assists, 5.3 rebounds, 1.80 steals and 40.8 minutes while shooting 48.4 percent from the floor, 32.7 percent from three-point range and 80.2 percent from the foul line…owns the HEAT postseason single-game records for points scored, field goals made, field goals attempted, free throws made, free throws attempted, assists, steals and minutes played…owns the HEAT postseason scoring records for a game (43), a second half (26), a first quarter (17), a third quarter (22) and a fourth quarter (20)…owns six of the top seven single-series scoring averages in HEAT postseason history, including each of the top five…has topped the HEAT in scoring average in each of the last eight postseason series, averaging at least 21 points in each series…has scored in double figures 49 times in postseason play with 40 games of at least 20 points, 18 games of 30-or-more points and four 40-point performances…has scored in double figures in each of his past 47 postseason games, a franchise record…his 17 consecutive games with at least 20 points from June 6, 2005-May 31, 2006 and his four consecutive games with at least 30 points from June 13, 2006-present are both franchise postseason records…is Miami’s all-time postseason leader in points (1,272), field goals made (441), field goals attempted (911), free throws made (372), assists (298), double-figure scoring games, 20-point games, 30-point games, 40-point games, steals (90), minutes played (2,040) and starts (50)…also ranks among the Miami postseason leaders in free throws attempted (2nd, 464), games played (tied for 2nd, 50), blocked shots (3rd, 46), defensive rebounds (4th, 200), double-doubles (4th, 11), offensive rebounds (5th, 67), total rebounds (5th, 267) and three-point field goals made (10th, 18)…among active players he ranks sixth in the NBA in postseason scoring average, ninth in postseason field goal percentage and 10th in both postseason free throws made and attempted…has led the HEAT in scoring in 35 of his 50 postseason contests, including the last six and 11 of the past 12…has grabbed double-figure rebounds three times in postseason play and handed out double-figure assists on seven occasions…has 11 postseason career double-doubles…has made two All-Star appearances, including one start, and has averaged 17.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 2.00 steals, 1.00 blocks and 27 minutes…hit the game-winning field goal in the 2006 All-Star Game.
Started each of the 75 games in which he appeared and averaged 27.2 points (.495 FG%, .783 FT%), 6.7 assists, 5.7 rebounds, 1.95 steals, 0.77 blocks and 38.6 minutes…missed five games due to injury and was a healthy scratch on the inactive list for the final two games of the regular season…missed one game with a left shin contusion (Jan. 6), one game with a sprained left ankle (Jan. 27), two games with a sprained right wrist (Mar. 4-6) and one game with the flu (Apr. 11)…was named Eastern Conference Player of the Month for February and was a two-time Eastern Conference Player of the Week (weeks ending Jan. 1 and Dec. 4)…was named a starter in the All-Star Game for the first time in his career…finished with 20 points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in a game-high 30:39 and hit the game-winning shot…won the Playstation Skills Challenge at All-Star Weekend…set career highs in field goals made (699) and attempted (1,413), free throws made (629) and attempted (803), defensive (323) and total rebounds (430), dunks (154), 20-point games (60), 30-point games (34) and 40-point games (four)…set franchise single-season records in field goals made, free throws made and attempted and triple-doubles…ranked among the NBA leaders in scoring average (5th), steals (6th), assists per game (tied-10th), minutes per game (tied-19th) and field goal percentage (tied-27th)…led the HEAT in minutes played (2,892), field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, assists (503), steals (146), points and scoring average…scored in double figures in each of his first 74 games and with his final four games the previous season established a franchise record for consecutive games scoring in double figures with 78…he had his streak snapped after scoring eight points in 19:58 against Chicago on Apr. 14 in the game after Miami clinched the number two seed in the 2006 Eastern Conference Playoffs…handed out double-figure assists 10 times and grabbed double-figure rebounds on eight occasions…recorded 16 double-doubles and two triple-doubles…became the first HEAT player to record back-to-back 40-point games (Mar. 8-10)…scored the final 17 points, including the game-winning shot with 2.3 seconds remaining against Detroit on Feb. 12 to finish with 37 points…his 17 consecutive points to end the game are a HEAT franchise record for consecutive points…led the HEAT in scoring 58 times, in assists 51 times, in minutes on 46 occasions, in steals in 44 contests, in rebounds 11 times and in blocks on 10 occasions…topped the team with 74 double-digit scoring quarters, including a 21-point fourth quarter at Cleveland on Apr. 1, which tied the franchise record for points in a quarter…tallied 19 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists at New Orleans/Oklahoma City on Jan. 4 for his second career triple-double and 15 points, a season-high 14 assists and 10 rebounds at Seattle on Jan. 13 for his third career triple-double…converted a team-high 56 conventional three-point plays (FG and FT)…Season Highs: 44 points (at Cleveland, Apr. 1), 14 assists (at Seattle, Jan. 13), 11 rebounds (twice), six steals (at Portland, Jan. 8), four blocks (vs. L.A. Clippers, Jan. 30) and 47:02 minutes (vs. Washington, Dec. 11).
Started each of the 77 games in which he appeared for the HEAT and averaged 24.1 points (.478 FG%, .762 FT%), 6.8 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 1.57 steals, 1.06 blocks and 38.6 minutes…missed a total of four games due to injury and was a DNP-CD once (Apr. 19 at Orlando for the regular season finale)…sat out a pair of games from Nov. 12-14 with a sprained left ankle which occurred against Dallas on Nov. 11…missed a pair of games from Jan. 12-14 with back spasms and a rib contusion…earned All-NBA Second Team honors and NBA All-Defensive Second Team honors…selected NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month for December…was named the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Nov. 8…set franchise single-season records for points scored (1,854), scoring average and free throws made (581)…ranked ninth in the NBA in scoring average, tied for ninth in assists, tied for ninth in points per 48 minutes (29.9), tied for 12th in minutes per game, 13th in steals per game, tied for 31st in field goal percentage and 36th in blocks per game…ranked first in the NBA in blocks among guards…increased his scoring average by 7.9 points per game over his rookie year, the largest increase in the NBA by a player who averaged at least 10 points the previous season (LeBron James was second with an increase of 6.3 points)…joined Allen Iverson and LeBron James as the only players to rank in the top 10 in the NBA this season in both points and assists, since 1979 only 10 players managed to rank in the top 10 in both categories in the same season…led the HEAT in minutes played (2,974), field goals attempted (1,318), free throws made, assists (520), steals and scoring average…ranked second on the squad in field goals made (630), free throw attempts (762), dunks (113) and blocks (82)…was the HEAT’s top scorer a team-leading 43 times and also led the team in assists a team-high 55 times, in minutes on 45 occasions, in steals 39 times, in blocks in 21 contests and in rebounds four times…scored in double figures a team-high 75 times, including a team-high 56 games with at least 20 points, a team-high 16 games with at least 30 points and one 40-point effort…scored in double figures a career-high 51 consecutive games from Dec. 15-Apr. 8…his streak of 12 consecutive 20-point games from Dec. 15-Jan. 7 tied Alonzo Mourning’s franchise record…handed out double-figure assists a team-high 13 times, grabbed double-figure rebounds on four occasions and recorded 16 double-doubles…recorded a triple-double, only the fifth in franchise history, with 31 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds against the defending NBA champion Pistons in Detroit on Dec. 30…registered a 20-10-5 game on five occasions…had a team-high 13 20-point halves and a team-best 54 double-figure scoring quarters…on 11 occasions he had multiple double-figure scoring quarters in the same game, including three games with three multiple scoring quarters…three times he scored double figures in a single-overtime period, no other player in the NBA had more than one double-figure scoring overtime period in 2004-05…his 12-point overtime period at Philadelphia on Apr. 14 set a franchise record for most points in a single-overtime period and tied him for most total overtime points in a game…scored a career-high 48 points at Philadelphia on Apr. 14, the 48-point effort was the third highest single-game total in franchise history and marked the top scoring effort by a HEAT player in a road game while also setting a record for a 76ers opponent in the Wachovia Center…also set career highs in field goals made (18), field goals attempted (33) and minutes in that Apr. 14 contest and tied his career highs in defensive rebounds (eight) and total rebounds (10)…his 48 points, 18 field goals made and 33 field goal attempts were HEAT individual highs in 2004-05 as were his 18 free throws made against the 76ers on Mar. 7, his five outings with 12 assists and his two games with five steals…established career highs in both free throws made (18) and attempted (23) against Philadelphia on Mar. 7…his 18 free throws made against the 76ers on Mar. 7 also set a franchise single-game record…hit a pair of game-winning buzzer-beaters…his shot at the buzzer on Mar. 15 gave the HEAT a 98-96 win against the Knicks in Madison Square Garden and clinched Miami’s first-ever Southeast Division championship, giving the HEAT a first-ever sweep of the Knicks in the Garden in the process…hit a pair of free throws with one second left against Utah on Nov. 19 to force overtime then hit the game-winning shot with one-tenth of a second left in overtime to give the HEAT a two-point win over the Jazz…hit his 1,000th career field goal against Charlotte on Apr. 19…made a season-high 14 consecutive free throws from Nov. 19-21…drew 14 charges and had 34 multi-steal games…recorded at least one steal in a career-high 18 games from Mar. 6-Apr. 14, the streak was the longest by a HEAT player in 2004-05 and ranked second on the team’s all-time list…also had a streak of 15 consecutive games with at least one steal from Dec. 8-Jan. 5, tied for the fourth longest in franchise history…was selected as a reserve for his first All-Star Game and had 14 points, three rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block in 23 minutes in Denver…started for the Sophomores in the got milk? Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Denver and finished with 12 points, a game-high nine assists, four rebounds, two blocks and one steal in 27 minutes…Season Highs: 48 points (at Philadelphia, Apr. 14), 12 assists (three times), 10 rebounds (four times), five steals (twice), four blocks (twice) and 49 minutes (at Philadelphia, Apr. 14).
Started 56 of the 61 games in which he appeared and averaged 16.2 points (.465 FG%, .747 FT%), 4.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds, a team-leading 1.41 steals, 0.56 blocks and 34.9 minutes…missed a total of 21 games due to injury…missed 13 games from Jan. 2-26 while on the injured list with bone contusions of his right wrist, which was initially injured in a fall at Washington on Dec. 26…also sat out the Dec. 27 game at New York after injuring the wrist the night before…also missed a pair of games on Nov. 3-4 with a right hip pointer, a pair of games from Feb. 4-7 with a left mid foot sprain and three games from Mar. 2-6 due to a right mid foot bone contusion…was named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Feb. 23, becoming the first HEAT rookie to earn league Player of the Week honors and the 21st in NBA history…was the first rookie to capture league Player of the Week honors since Steve Francis captured the award in January of 2000 and the first Eastern Conference rookie since Vince Carter in March of 1999…finished third in the Rookie of the Year balloting and was a unanimous NBA All-Rookie First-Team selection…set a HEAT rookie record for scoring average and tied Sherman Douglas’ franchise record for most 30 point games in a season by a Miami rookie with three…ranked 37th in the NBA in field goal percentage…was among the NBA’s rookie leaders in field goal percentage (2nd ), steals per game (2nd), scoring average (3rd), assists per game (4th), minutes per game (4th), blocks per game (7th) and rebounds per game (11th)…topped Miami in dunks with 64…ranked third on the HEAT in scoring average, points (991), assists (275), steals (86), free throws made (233) and free throws attempted (312)…set a HEAT rookie single-game record with 15 field goals made against Atlanta on Feb. 15 and matched the AmericanAirlines Arena single-game record…scored in double figures 51 times with 19 games of at least 20 points and three 30-point games…grabbed double-figure rebounds once and registered one double-double…recorded his first career double-double with 27 points and a career-high 10 rebounds at Orlando on Feb. 11…led the HEAT in scoring 21 times, in assists 22 times, in steals on 21 occasions, in blocks 18 times, in minutes in 15 contests and in rebounds once…his career-high 33-point effort against Golden State on Dec. 21 matched the HEAT single-game scoring high this season…his career-high six steals against New Orleans on Mar. 16 tied the AmericanAirlines Arena single-game record…on Oct. 28 at Philadelphia he became the youngest player to ever start on Opening Night for the HEAT (21 years old)…started for the Rookies in the Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles and finished with 22 points, four assists and three rebounds in 27 minutes while connecting on 11-16 from the floor…made a season-high 18 consecutive free throws from Mar. 9-20…had 21 multi-steal games…Season Highs: 33 points (vs. Golden State, Dec. 21), 10 rebounds (at Orlando, Feb. 11), eight assists (five times), six steals (vs. New Orleans, Mar. 16), two blocks (six times) and 44 minutes (twice).
2004: Started all 13 postseason games for the HEAT and averaged 18.0 points (.455 FG%, .787 FT%), 5.6 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 1.31 blocks and 39.2 minutes…topped the HEAT in scoring average, field goal percentage, points (234), field goals made (86), field goals attempted (189), free throws made (59), free throws attempted (75), assists (73), double-figure scoring efforts (12), 20-point games (seven), double-figure assist efforts (two) and dunks (11)…his 234 points scored in the 2004 postseason marked the third highest single-season playoff total by a HEAT player trailing only Tim Hardaway’s 318 points in 17 games in the 1997 postseason and Alonzo Mourning’s 303 points in 17 games in 1997…became the only rookie in HEAT history to lead the team in scoring average in the postseason…his seven games with at least 20 points were the most by a rookie in the NBA Playoffs since David Robinson had nine in 1990…the seven 20-point games also tied Alonzo Mourning (1997 and 2000) for the most in a single playoff season by a HEAT player…his four 20-point games in the Eastern Conference Semifinal series against Indiana were the most by a rookie in a single playoff series since Portland’s Arvydas Sabonis had four in a series in 1996…the four 20-point games in the Indiana series also tied the HEAT franchise record for 20-point games in a playoff series (Hardaway vs. New York in both 1997 and 1998, Mourning vs. New York in 1997)…became just the fourth rookie since the shot clock era began in 1954-55 to lead his team in scoring average and assist average in the playoffs joining Stephon Marbury (21.3 ppg and 7.7 apg in 1997), Michael Jordan (29.3 ppg and 8.5 apg in 1985) and Billy Ray Bates (25.0 ppg and 4.0 apg in 1980)…his 18.0 ppg average was the second highest by a rookie (with a minimum of 10 games played) since 1984 trailing only Robinson’s 24.3 ppg average in 1990…his team-high 27-point effort at New Orleans on May 2 in Game 6 of the Opening Round series set a HEAT rookie single-game scoring record and was the highest single-game scoring performance by a HEAT player in the 2004 postseason…hit a game-winning 10-foot running jumper with 1.3 seconds left in Game 1 of the Opening Round series against New Orleans snapping a 79-79 tie and nailed a three-point field goal in Game 5 of the same series that snapped a 80-80 tie with 54.4 seconds left and put Miami ahead to stay…scored 21 points in his postseason debut against New Orleans on Apr. 18, marking the highest scoring debut by a HEAT rookie in the postseason and the third highest HEAT postseason debut trailing only Tim Hardaway (30 vs. Chicago on Apr. 26, 1996) and Voshon Lenard (24 vs. Orlando on Apr. 24, 1997)…topped the HEAT in scoring in seven of the 13 contests, including five of the six Eastern Conference Semifinal games against Indiana…led the HEAT in assists in 12 of the 13 games and topped Miami in minutes and steals three times each and blocks once…recorded a pair of double-doubles…became the 12th player (second rookie) in HEAT history to record a postseason double-double when he tallied 11 points and a game-high 10 assists on Apr. 27 at New Orleans in Game 4 of the Opening Round series…also recorded a double-double in the Eastern Conference Semifinal series against Indiana when he registered 16 points and a game-high 10 assists in Game 5 on May 15…set a franchise postseason single-game record by attempting 17 free throws against Indiana in Game 4 on May 12…his 12 free throws made against Indiana in Game 4 set a career high and tied for the second highest single-game total in HEAT postseason history…averaged 15.4 points (.424 FG%, .778 FT%), a team-high 5.6 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 1.29 steals and 38.1 minutes in the Opening Round series against New Orleans and a team-high 21.0 points (team-high .489 FG%, .792 FT%), a team-high 5.7 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 1.33 steals and a team-high 40.5 minutes in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Indiana.
2004: Was a member of the bronze-medal winning USA Basketball Senior National Team…appeared in all eight games during the Olympics and averaged 7.3 points (.382 FG%, .696 FT%), 2.4 assists, a team-high 2.13 steals, 1.9 rebounds and 17.5 minutes…had a team-high 17 steals and ranked third in assists (19)…scored in double figures twice, including an Olympic-high 12 in USA’s 89-79 win over Australia on Aug. 19…totaled 10 points and three steals in his Olympic opener against Puerto Rico on Aug. 15…had nine points and a game-high six assists in the USA’s bronze-medal winning victory over Lithuania on Aug. 28.
2004-05: Was named All-NBA Second Team and NBA All-Defensive Second Team…was selected as a reserve for the Eastern Conference for the NBA All-Star Game in Denver…started for the Sophomores in the got milk? Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend…was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for December…was selected the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 8…2003-04: Was named to the 2004 USA Basketball Senior National Team which represented the country in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece…was a unanimous NBA All-Rookie First-Team selection, Miami’s first unanimous selection…was named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Feb. 23, becoming the first HEAT rookie to earn league Player of the Week honors…started for the first-year players in the got milk? Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend.
Played collegiately for two seasons at Marquette before becoming an early entry candidate after his junior year…is the fourth Marquette player to be selected in the first-round of the NBA Draft joining Dean Meminger (1971 by New York), Bo Ellis (1977 by Washington) and Butch Lee (1978 by Atlanta)…was the highest draftee (fifth overall) in school history (Lee at 10th overall had been MU’s highest draftee)…started all 65 games in his collegiate career in which he appeared and averaged 19.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.31 steals while shooting 49.4 percent from the floor, 33.3 percent from three-point range and 74.5 percent from the foul line…finished his career ranked 20th on Marquette’s all-time scoring list with 1,281 points and ranked ninth on both the school’s all-time steals list (150) and all-time blocks list (79)…became the first Marquette player since 1978 to be named a First Team All-American by the Associated Press…earned a spot on the Wooden Award All-America team and was one of five finalists for the Wooden Award after helping lead the Golden Eagles to the 2003 Final Four, the school’s first appearance since 1977…in addition to garnering consensus First Team All-America honors, he was named the Conference USA Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All Conference USA during the 2002-03 season…as a junior in 2002-03 he led Conference USA and ranked 22nd nationally in scoring (21.5 ppg) and set a Marquette single-season scoring record with 710 points…ranked second in the league in steals (2.15 spg), eighth in assists (4.4 apg), 10th in field goal percentage (.501) and 11th in free throw percentage (.779)…also averaged 6.3 rebounds, 1.30 blocks and 32.1 minutes while leading the Golden Eagles to a 27-6 record…capped an outstanding junior year by being named the MVP of the Midwest Regional Final compiling 51 points, 15 assists and 14 rebounds in victories over Pittsburgh and Kentucky…in the victory over Kentucky, which vaulted the Golden Eagles into the Final Four and ended the Wildcats’ 26-game winning streak, he registered Marquette’s first triple-double since 1994 when he totaled 29 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in an 83-69 victory…his triple-double versus Kentucky was just the third in NCAA Tournament history…on 21 occasions during the 2002-03 season he scored 20-or-more points, including a 35-point effort at Tulane on Jan. 14 which tied his career high…at the team’s postseason banquet, he received the Most Valuable Player Award, the Hank Raymond Sportsmanship Award, the Bart Miller Standard of Excellence Award (combines the qualities of the ultimate team player – selflessness, hard work and loyalty, with those excellence in the classroom) and
the Deflection King Award…as a sophomore during the 2001-02 campaign, he earned Honorable Mention All-America honors from the Associated Press and First Team All Conference USA honors…led the Golden Eagles in scoring (17.8 ppg, 8th in C-USA), rebounding (6.6 rpg) and steals (2.47 spg, 1st in C-USA)…on nine occasions he scored 20-or-more points, including a career-high 35 against conference rival DePaul…sat out the 2000-01 season as an NCAA partial qualifier.