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Amar'e Stoudemire

Stoudemire with the Knicks
Amare Stoudemire
NameAmar'e Stoudemire
CaptionStoudemire with the Knicks
PositionPower forward / center
TeamNew York Knicks
Height Ft6
Height In10
Weight Lb240
Birth DateNovember 16, 1982(age 33)
Birth PlaceLake Wales, Florida
High SchoolCypress Creek HS (Orlando, Florida)
Draft Round1
Draft Pick9
Draft Year2002
Draft TeamPhoenix Suns
Years1   |team1=Phoenix Suns
Years2  present|team2=New York Knicks
Career Start2002
Highlights *NBA Rookie of the Year ( ) *NBA Rookie Challenge MVP ( ) *6× NBA All-Star (2005, 2007 2011) *All-NBA First Team ( ) *4× All-NBA Second Team ( ,  ,  ,  ) *NBA All-Rookie First Team ( )

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Amar'e Carsares Stoudemire (c-enpronəˈmɑreɪ_ˈstɒdəmaɪər; born November 16, 1982) is an American professional basketball player who plays as a power forward and center for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association. Stoudemire played high school basketball for six different schools, before graduating from Cypress Creek High School and declaring for the NBA draft as a prep-to-pro player. In high school, Stoudemire won several honors most notably being selected as Mr. Basketball for the state of Florida. Stoudemire initially committed to the University of Memphis. He was selected in the first round with the ninth overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft, Stoudemire spent the first eight years of his career with the Phoenix Suns, before signing with the New York Knicks. Stoudemire is listed at 6 ft 10 in (2.1 m) and 240 lb (108.9 kg).

Stoudemire has Jewish roots in his mother's family heritage. Stoudemire has visited Israel and is one of the only players in the league with Jewish roots. Stoudemire is known for having a relatively successful career despite having chronic knee problems and having microfracture surgery on his knees.

Stoudemire won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award in 2003, made six appearances in the NBA All-Star Game, was a first-team All-NBA selection in 2007, and won a bronze medal with the United States men's national basketball team at the 2004 Olympic Games.

Stoudemire's first name had previously been listed in the Phoenix Suns media guide as Amaré or Amare, but it was changed to Amar'e in October 2008. Stoudemire told that his name had always been spelled Amar'e, but the media had been spelling it incorrectly since he joined the NBA.

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