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Former Marquette basketball star Dwyane Wade visits Stoneman Douglas High School

He says the students have inspired him
Posted: 12:23 PM, Mar 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-08 01:28:00Z

PARKLAND, Fla. -- Former Marquette star Dwyane Wade made a trip to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday morning. 

WSVN reports that the Miami Heat player wanted to let the students know he is inspired by them. Wade says he became attached to the news surrounding the mass shooting after one of the victims of the school shooting, Joaquin Oliver, was buried in a Miami Heat jersey with Wade's name on it. 

In return, Wade wrote Oliver's name on his shoes and dedicated a game to him and his family. 

On February 14, 17 people were killed in a mass shooting in Parkland, Florida by an ex-student of the high school as students were preparing for dismissal at the end of the day.