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Dwyane Wade says University of Miami is interested in his son, Zaire Wade


While future-hall-of-famer Dwyane Wade is in the midst of his final season, basketball fans in Miami may still have a chance to watch a the Heat talent play.

While his father wraps up his career with the Heat, Zaire Wade is flourishing as a high school junior at Plantation American Heritage. In fact, he’s playing so well that as reported by Barry Jackson in the Miami Herald, the University of Miami is scouting the younger Wade.

While to this point, Zaire’s only scholarship offer is from the University of Nebraska, Dwyane told Jackson that the University of Miami is “interested” in his son and that they’ve watched him play in person. “There are a bunch of schools recruiting him,” added Wade.

Jackson also wrote that a coach on the youth basketball circuit described Zaire as “a combo guard — aggressive, can slash, athletic, has long arms. Has toughness. Great kid. He’s undersized a bit now to play [shooting guard], but it will be interesting to see him develop as his body grows.”

Currently listed at 6’2″ Wade has already made headlines online with his dunking ability.

Dwyane was only recruited by three colleges due to academic issues. He was ineligible during his freshman year at Marquette, but entered the draft after averaging 21.5 ppg in his sophomore year.

The Heat selected Wade fifth overall, he helped carry them to their first title in 2006. Then he brought them LeBron and two more titles in 2012 and 2013. After the 2015-2016 season, Wade and team president Pat Riley fought over his contract. Wade signed with his hometown Chicago Bulls, they bought him out after one season and he signed with Lebron in Cleveland. The Cavs then traded him back to Miami, Wade and Riley having made up.

Now after one Miami institution brought a Wade back, another considers his son.