and Marquette won the school's first and only Conference USA championship with a 27–6 record.
That season Wade led the Golden Eagles to the Final Four, the school's first appearance in the Final Four since winning the 1977 national championship.
'To my loving and awesome family, loyal team, incredible colleagues, partners and especially the most amazing and coolest fans in the world - I'll never forget this day for the rest of my life..
In his third season, Wade led the Heat to their first NBA Championship in franchise history and was named the 2006 NBA Finals MVP.
Jo Linda served 23 months in prison for her crimes, but while serving her second sentence in 1997, she failed to report to prison while on work release.
Wade turned to sports, especially basketball and football, to avoid the temptations of participating in drug and gang-related activities. Wade quickly found success as a wide receiver on the football team, but he needed to work extremely hard to earn playing time on the varsity basketball team during his junior year.
Wade told ESPN, "I was hurt because I felt like I was just getting my mom back, and now she had to leave again." On January 2, 2002, his mother went back to prison to serve her 14-month sentence. Wade chose to play college basketball for Tom Crean at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
During Wade's freshman year at Marquette, he was ineligible to play with the men's team as he had fallen short of academic standards set by the NCAA's Proposition 48.
In 1994, Jo Linda was arrested for possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell and locked up in Cook County Jail.