Dwyane Wade played on six USA Basketball teams and compiled an overall record of 36-5 (.878 winning percentage), while winning one gold medal and two bronze medals.
At Marquette University, Dwyane Wade earned consensus All-America honors in 2003, he led Marquette to the 2003 Final Four. He was inducted in the Marquette “M Club” Hall of Fame in 2009 and was an inaugural inductee into the Conference USA Hall of Fame in 2019. Marquette retired his No. 3 jersey on Feb. 3, 2007.
Ahead of the 2004 Olympic Games, Dwyane Wade and the USA played six exhibition games and earned a 5-1 record, with Wade averaging 4.8 points, 1.7 rebounds and a team second-best 4.0 assists per game.
One of the youngest members of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team, Dwyane Wade and the U.S. won bronze in Athens with a 5-3 record. He averaged 7.3 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.
Trailing 2-0 to the Dallas Mavericks in the 2006 NBA Finals, Dwyane Wade led the Heat to four consecutive wins and his first of three NBA championships (2006, 2012, 2013). The Miami Heat retired his No. 3 jersey on Feb. 22, 2020.
In preparation for the 2006 FIBA World Cup, Dwyane Wade and the USA Men’s National Team played in five exhibition games and earned five wins, with Wade averaging 12.2 points and 2.2 rebounds per game.
Dwyane Wade was back representing the red, white and blue in 2006 as the American squad compiled an 8-1 record at the FIBA World Cup in Japan and claimed a bronze medal. He averaged a team second-best 19.3 points per game to go with 3.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.6 steals. In the bronze medal win over Argentina, Wade tallied 32 points, and he accounted for 18 of the USA’s 27 fourth-quarter point. His 32 points rank sixth in the USA men’s World Cup single-game records.
In the USA men's World Cup single-competition records, Dwyane Wade ranks seventh for points scored (154 in 2006), seventh for field goals made (57 in 2006), eighth for field goals attempted (99 in 2006), third for free throws made (35 in 2006) and fourth for free throws attempted (50 in 2006). In the USA men’s career records, he ranks eighth for points (154).
Prior to the 2008 Olympic Games, Dwyane Wade started in one of the USA’s five wins and averaged 18.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.2 steals per game.
Dwyane Wade was back representing the United States at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and came off of the USA bench to be the team’s leading scorer (16.0 ppg.) to help power the U.S. to an 8-0 record and the gold medal. In the USA’s 118-107 gold medal victory over Spain, Wade recorded a team-high 27 points.
As a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team, Dwyane Wade (No. 9) and his teammates were honored as the 2008 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year and they shared the 2008 USA Basketball Team of the Year Award with the U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team.
In U.S. men's Olympic career records, Dwyane Wade ranks tied for fourth in games played (8), eighth in points scored (186), third for free throws attempted (63), fourth for free throws made (42), fifth for steals (35) and sixth for steals averaged (2.2). In the U.S. men's Olympic single-competition record, he ranks second for free throws attempted (41 in 2008).
Future Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade retired from the NBA following the 2018-19 season. In his 16 NBA seasons Wade earned 13 All-Star selections, eight All-NBA selections, three All-Defensive second team honors and he was the league’s scoring champion in 2009 (30.2 ppg.).
Dwyane Wade Through the Years
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