Dunbar will dedicate its basketball court in honor of former coach Bob Wade on Tuesday. The ceremony is set to take place at 5 p.m. before the Poets take on visiting Edmondson.
Wade, who is currently the coordinator of athletics for Baltimore City Public Schools, led the Dunbar program to national prominence in his 11 seasons. From the 1975-76 season through 1985-86 season, he went 272-24 with nine Maryland Scholastic Assocation A Conference titles, four perfect seeasons and two national championships.
Included was the 1982-83 national championship in which the Poets finished 31-0 and featured future NBA stars Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues, Reggie Williams and Reggie Lewis. Many believe it's the greatest high school team ever assembled.
Dunbar approved the plan to name the court in Wade's name last February. After playing basketball, football and baseball at Dunbar, Wade went on to play football at Morgan State and in the NFL.