Dwyane Wade High School

Dwyane Wade played high school basketball at Harold L Richards High School. This was in Oak Lawn, Illinois. The funny thing about his basketball career was that Wade didn’t even hardly play as a sophomore. His brother, Demetris McDaniel was the superstar on their team while Wade just watched. So we all know how much people grow in high school and this was the case with Dwyane Wade. He finally grew a whopping 4 inches prior to becoming a junior. Add that height with his skills and he started averaging just over 20 points and 7 boards a game. WOW!


His senior year was a stellar year. Dwyane Wade averaged 27 points a game and around 11 boards a game. Not bad for a guard type player. Harold L. Richards finished 24-5 Wade’s senior year of high school and they were eliminated in the sectional championship. Wade set all sorts of high school records such as points and steals for a season.

Wade struggled with grades and academics a little bit in high school which put him in quite a unique situation. The unique thing about Wade after high school was he was NOT very highly recruited. Just Marquette, Illinois State and Depaul recruited Dwyane Wade to play post high school. We know how that turned out, Wade went to Marquette after high school and had a very good career in college.

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