Throwback Thursday: Wade and Rivers - NBA Draft Moments

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"Throwback Thursday" is a weekly feature in the Social Summer Series

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On the day of the 2012 NBA Draft, this week's edition of's Throwback Thursday takes a glimpse back at the selections of Marquette's two most recent NBA champions, Dwyane Wade and Doc Rivers. 

Wade, of the 2012 NBA Champion Miami Heat, was the highest-drafted player in MU history when the Heat selected him with the fifth pick in 2003.

Rivers, whose son, Austin, is expected to be a lottery pick this evening, was the 31st pick by the Atlanta Hawks in 1983. The current Boston Celtics head coach helped the organization win its 17th NBA title in 2008.

Marquette's own Jae Crowder and Darius Johnson-Odom will be the 55th and 56th Marquette players taken in the NBA Draft if they hear their names called on Thursday evening.

Marquette's all-time NBA Draft picks, courtesy of, can be seen by clicking here.

Below is the video highlight of Rivers' buzzer beater against Notre Dame on Jan. 10, 1981 to defeat the No. 5 Fighting Irish, 54-52.

Video courtesy of the Marquette University Archives and Special Collections

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