Originally Posted by GOBB
No I'm asking what warrants a number to get retired. I mentioned Duke because they have had thier share of great players. Wondered if they too got thier numbers retired ie Christian Laettner. Will Carmelo get his number retired since he had a top 10 best freshman year of all time leading the Cuse to a national title dispite only playing 1 year.
Well, basically, Marquette HASN'T had its share of good players. Thus, Wade gets it retired by default. No-brainer. He brought theschool the most attention (and $$$) it ever has in its history.
The only problem some people have with Wade's number being retired is that the school's rule is that your number can't be retired if you haven't graduated (which Wade obviously did not).
So that gives you an idea of how much Wade has done for the school for them to break that rule (and Marquette is VERY strict about its policies).