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Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony
Anthony at the 2011 Time 100 gala
CaptionAnthony at the 2011 Time 100 gala
TeamNew York Knicks
PositionSmall forward
Number7
Height Ft6
Height In8
Weight Lb228
Birth DateMay 29, 1984(age 32)
Birth PlaceBrooklyn, New York
High SchoolTowson Catholic
Oak Hill Academy
CollegeSyracuse (2002-2003)
Career Start2003
NationalityAmerican
Draft Round1
Draft Pick3
Draft TeamDenver Nuggets
Draft Year2003
Years1   |team1=Denver Nuggets
Years2  present|team2=New York Knicks
Highlights * 4× NBA All-Star (2007 2008, 2010 2011) * All-NBA Second Team ( ) * 3× All-NBA Third Team (   ,  ) * NBA Rookie Challenge MVP (2005) * NBA All-Rookie First Team ( ) * NCAA Basketball Tournament MOP (2003) * NCAA Champion (2003)

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Carmelo Kiyan Anthony (born May 29, 1984), nicknamed "Melo", is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New York Knicks in the National Basketball Association (NBA). After a successful high school career at Towson Catholic High School and Oak Hill Academy, Anthony attended Syracuse University for college where he led the Orangemen to their first National Championship in 2003. He earned the tournament's Most Outstanding Player award and was named the Most Valuable Player of NCAA East Regional. After one season at Syracuse University, Anthony left college to enter the 2003 NBA Draft, where he was selected as the third pick by the Nuggets. He was traded to the Knicks several days prior to the 2011 trade deadline.

Since entering the NBA, Anthony has emerged as one of the most well-known and popular players in the league. He was named to the All-Rookie team, to the All-Star team four times and to the All-NBA team four times. Anthony led the Nuggets to two division titles and to the playoffs every year from 2004 to 2010. In 2009, he helped the Nuggets advance to the Conference Finals for the first time since 1985. As a member of the USA National Team, Anthony won a bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics and a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics.


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