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Will Dwyane Wade’s Son Zaire Follow in His Footsteps and Attend Marquette?

Dwyane Wade put together an impressive NBA career, winning three NBA titles and numerous individual awards. Wade left his legacy in the league, and he’s a player that people will always remember.

There’s another Wade who’s currently making a name for himself, and that’s Dwyane’s son Zaire. 

Dwyane Wade was a standout player at Marquette

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Before Wade became a star player in the NBA, he was one of the top players in college basketball. He decided to attend Marquette over DePaul and Illinois State. When he arrived at Marquette, he missed out on his freshman year due to academic issues. Once he took care of that, he was ready to go as a sophomore. 

During his sophomore year, he led the team in scoring, averaging 17.8 points, and he led Conference USA in both steals per game with 2.47 and 2-point field goals made with 205. Wade helped Marquette to a 26-7 record, which was their best record since the 1993-94 season. As a junior, Wade led the team in scoring for the second consecutive year as he averaged 21.5 points leading the team to a 27-6 record. Wade helped Marquette win the Conference USA title in an upset victory over Cincinnati. 

He led Marquette to the Final Four for the first time since their 1977 national championship season. Wade was named to the All-America First Team by the Associated Press, making him the first basketball player from Marquette to receive the distinction since 1978. After an impressive junior season, Wade decided to forego his final season and enter the 2003 NBA draft, and the rest is history.

Zaire Wade teaming up with Bronny James in high school

Dwyane Wade and LeBron James developed a strong relationship during their time in the NBA, and it only fits that their sons became close friends as well. In the age of social media, Bronny and Zaire are two names that people know and follow. Bronny and Zaire created a lot of buzz when they both decided to attend Sierra Canyon High School together. Zaire was a senior, and Bronny was a freshman. Sierra Canyon is one of the top high school basketball teams in the country, and they produce Division I athletes. With Zaire and Bronny on the team, that brought a lot of attention to the school.

During the 2019-20 high school season, Sierra Canyon had multiple games streamed on the ESPN network. The games were always packed as fans wanted to see the sons of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in action. Sierra Canyon was one of the country’s top teams during the season and had their sights on a national championship until the coronavirus pandemic ended their season.

Zaire Wade will have to make a decision after prep school

On his Instagram account, Zaire Wade announced that he was transferring from Sierra Canyon to the Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. According to 247Sports, Wade was a three-star prospect and ranked No. 140 in the Class of 2020, but he will reclassify to the 2021 class with his postgraduate year. Wade did not see much playing time while he was at Sierra Canyon, even as a senior.

He chose a good prep school to attend as Brewster Academy has sent multiple players to the NBA, such as Donovan Mitchell, T.J. Warren, Devonte’ Graham, and Jalen Lecque. After his prep year at Brewster Academy, Wade will have a decision to make regarding his basketball career. He currently has offers from UC-Riverside, DePaul, Nebraska, Rhode Island, and Toledo. One school that could offer him is his father’s alma mater, Marquette. If he does receive an offer from them, you would have to think that he would strongly consider playing there and follow in his father’s footsteps. Or, he could take his own route and choose another school. Either way, he controls his own destiny, and he will want to make the best decision for himself.