Dwyane Wade
Kevin Macchia
EARLY LIFE
On January 17, 1982, in
Chicago, Illinois a star was
   born. He is known as
  Dwyane “Flash” Wade.
Dwyane and his sister,
Tragil, became very close
to each other. He admired
 her mental strength and
 her commitment to the...
orts,
                d sp and
           like
      ane football
 Dwy arly             ever
    ticul         ut n ying
p...
egan
              ts b
         ough hen he
  is th ge w
H
        han       h his
      c
             n wit new
 to
   ...
Dwyane’s
lo
               ve
for
baske
                             tball
grew.

Despite
his
p
              assion,
Dwy
...
his
                 d in
              owe ius’s
          foll etr
     ane Dem             ded
   y
Dw ther            ...
Determined to earn
                         ,
playing time on varsity
    yane worked out all
 Dw
summer long before his
 ...
size
                   d the all
              w ha el in
       e no       exc
  yan
            ls to e game.
Dw
      ...
year,
                    enior ular
             o his s ng pop
      ng int ecomi
Headi was b                 ools.
    ...
The scholarship offers didn’t
   come. The problem was
  Dwyane’s low score on the
ACT. Most schools backed off
 because t...
tant coach
Assis
    im Buckley
  T
  loved every
     aspect of
        ne, on and
Dwya
     the court. He
off
       ed ...
Marquette accepted Dwyane as a partial
  qualifier which meant he could practice
with the basketball team as a freshman bu...
By the f
                 all of
     2001, Dw
                 yane
     was eag
                er to
   start his
     ...
Dwyane’s impa
                      ct
      was felt
  im me diately. I
                      n
 just his first fi
        ...
As the 2002
season came,
    Dwyane
continued his
excellent play.
  The Golden
Eagles headed
  into March
Madness with
  h...
Sadly,
     rquette
 Ma
      was
        ated in
elimin
         first
   the
           espite
 round d fort
     solid ...
For the 2002-03 season, he
   swore to maintain a more
consistent energy level. He also
spent plenty of time working on
hi...
n Eagles
    the Golde
As
              or March
   repared f
 p
                , Dwyane
     ness again
Mad
            ...
Marquette’s magical se
                           ason ended
  in the Final Four against
                             Kans...
Even
with
the
loss,
the
season
was
s>ll
a
huge
success

    for
Dwyane.
He
impressed
NBA
scouts
with
his

 versa>lity,
lea...
Dwyane lasted until the fifth
  pick on draft day. LeBron
   James went first to the
 Cleveland Cavaliers. Then
three team...
He is most danger
                     ous
   with the ball in his
 hands mostly driv
                     ing
  hard to b...
Dwyane has
      already
  accomplished
 something that
    some NBA
  players never
  will in their
 career. He has
 alre...
Dwyane is
   respecte d an d
  tho ught of as a
lea der in the eyes
 of his team mates.
   His work ethics
  are flawless a...
“I've only scratched the
surface of where I want
  to be in my career, ...
 And I know one thing, I
  haven't won anything...
Dwyane Wade
Dwyane Wade
Dwyane Wade
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Dwyane Wade

  1. 1. Dwyane Wade Kevin Macchia
  2. 2. EARLY LIFE
  3. 3. On January 17, 1982, in Chicago, Illinois a star was born. He is known as Dwyane “Flash” Wade.
  4. 4. Dwyane and his sister, Tragil, became very close to each other. He admired her mental strength and her commitment to their church. Religion was very important to the entire Wade clan.
  5. 5. orts, d sp and like ane football Dwy arly ever ticul ut n ying par all, b f pla ketb ht o bas oug nally. lly th ssio rea profe
  6. 6. egan ts b ough hen he is th ge w H han h his c n wit new to ved i d his mo ons, r an athe ee s d thr ent f e an ngem wif arra to by an reed mom. ag ane's Dwy
  7. 7. Dwyane’s
lo ve
for
baske tball
grew.
 Despite
his
p assion,
Dwy ane
was
not much
more
 
 than
an
ave rage
player.
 But
what
he 
lacked
in
th e
skills
 department 
he
made
up 
for
with
 toughness
a nd
intelligen ce

  8. 8. his d in owe ius’s foll etr ane Dem ded y Dw ther tten d a igh o br s an ds H step char oot . Ri f ol. .L cho H S
  9. 9. Determined to earn , playing time on varsity yane worked out all Dw summer long before his junior year with the teams assistant coach y Adams. He improved Gar his ballhandling skills, and also his outside shooting hundreds game, of jumpers a day.!
  10. 10. size d the all w ha el in e no exc yan ls to e game. Dw skil and of th merging ects asp zing an e erald ogni Fitzg go-to c Re oach r his tar, c junio s e the guy. mad
  11. 11. year, enior ular o his s ng pop ng int ecomi Headi was b ools. st sch llinois ane Dwy idwe and I ong m ePaul nd he am tte, D terested, a arque all in M extra g e e wer ded to the andin Stat pon outst s re ith an tion w ason.! atten se
  12. 12. The scholarship offers didn’t come. The problem was Dwyane’s low score on the ACT. Most schools backed off because they feared Dwyane wouldn’t make it academically.
 Marquette was an exception.
  13. 13. tant coach Assis im Buckley T loved every aspect of ne, on and Dwya the court. He off ed convince help d coach Tom hea an to give Cre him a shot.
  14. 14. Marquette accepted Dwyane as a partial qualifier which meant he could practice with the basketball team as a freshman but not dress for games.
  15. 15. By the f all of 2001, Dw yane was eag er to start his college ho o ps ca reer. Coach C rean who was in his third ye ar as coach w as excite d to welco me Dwyane aboard.!
  16. 16. Dwyane’s impa ct was felt im me diately. I n just his first fi ve games which happene d to b e all w ins, he average d more than 20 po ints , nine rebo un ds, an d nearly five assists a game !!
  17. 17. As the 2002 season came, Dwyane continued his excellent play. The Golden Eagles headed into March Madness with high hopes.
  18. 18. Sadly, rquette Ma was ated in elimin first the espite round d fort solid ef a yane. om Dw fr
  19. 19. For the 2002-03 season, he swore to maintain a more consistent energy level. He also spent plenty of time working on his jumper from outside the 3- point line.!
  20. 20. n Eagles the Golde As or March repared f p , Dwyane ness again Mad mined to was deter ther early avoid ano ination. elim
  21. 21. Marquette’s magical se ason ended in the Final Four against Kansas. The overpowering Jayha wks destroyed the Golden Ea gles with their versatility defeatin g them by a double digit margin.!
  22. 22. Even
with
the
loss,
the
season
was
s>ll
a
huge
success
 for
Dwyane.
He
impressed
NBA
scouts
with
his
 versa>lity,
leadership
and
composure.
Dwyane
opted
 to
enter
the
NBA
DraB.
Everyone
at
MarqueEe
wished
 him
the
best.

  23. 23. Dwyane lasted until the fifth pick on draft day. LeBron James went first to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Then three teams that regret not picking Dwyane—the Detroit Pistons, Denver Nuggets and Toronto Raptors—passed on him. That left the Miami Heat with a steal of a pick with Dwyane.!
  24. 24. He is most danger ous with the ball in his hands mostly driv ing hard to basket. His ability to slice through the defens e is absolutely amazin g.
  25. 25. Dwyane has already accomplished something that some NBA players never will in their career. He has already won a national championship and was named MVP.!
  26. 26. Dwyane is respecte d an d tho ught of as a lea der in the eyes of his team mates. His work ethics are flawless an d that is why he is s successful an d a as great of a asketball player b as he is to day. !
  27. 27. “I've only scratched the surface of where I want to be in my career, ... And I know one thing, I haven't won anything yet so there's a lot more I can do there. But I'm going to continue to get better and do what I can to help my team be the best it can possibly be.” - Dwyane Wade

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