RANKING THE REBELS: 29 - Mark Wade


MARK WADE

Years: 1985 to 1987

Career highlights:

■ Had UNLV season record 406 assists in 1986-87 and ranks No. 4 in career assists with 689.

■ His 18 assists against Indiana in 1987 set the record for an NCAA Tournament game.

■ UNLV went 33-5 in his first season, then 37-2 with a Final Four berth in 1986-87.

■ Averaged 9.1 assists and 3.8 points in 76 games.

Quotable: "We got the thing rolling in '87, and the '90 team was a culmination of that process." -- Wade

Currently: Coaches AAU teams in California and teaches kids life skills through his foundation, free2bmesports.org. Has a 21-year-old daughter who attends Florida State. Played one season in the NBA for Golden State. A longtime college assistant coach, he was fired at UC Riverside in 2007 and later pleaded guilty to embezzlement.

 

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