Full Name:
Amare Stoudemire
Position:
Forward/Center
College:
N/A
Height:
6-10
Weight:
245
High School:
Cypress Creek HS (Orlando, Fla.)
Birthdate:
November 16, 1982
Birthplace:
Lake Wales, Fla.

Statistics

NBA DRAFT 2002
Selected in the first round (ninth overall) by the Phoenix Suns.

TEAM WORKOUTS/FEATURES
May 22: Q&A with Phoenix Suns


HIGHLIGHTS
An early entry candidate for the 2002 NBA Draft.
Named to Parade Magazine All-America High School Boys Basketball First Team and to 2002 USA Today All-USA Boys Basketball First Team.
Named Mr. Basketball by the state of Florida following senior season.
Named Florida High School Player of the Year by the Orlando Sentinel.
Did not play high school basketball as a junior due to ineligibility caused by transfers from numerous high schools.
Has attended six different high schools, including Mt. Zion Christian Academy in Durham, North Carolina, Emmanuel Christian in Durham and West Orange HS in Winter Garden, Florida.
Prior to his early entry into the NBA Draft, had planned to attend the University of Memphis.
Rated the #1 High School Player in the United States by the Prep Stars Recruiter’s Handbook.


AT CYPRESS CREEK HS
As a senior at Cypress Creek (16-13), averaged 29.1 points, 15 rebounds, 6.1 blocked shots and 2.1 steals.
Collected 45 points, 17 rebounds, 11 blocked shots and six assists in an early season game vs. Kissimmee Gateway.
In the final of the KMOX Shootout at the Savvis Center in St. Louis in December, scored 13 points and added 13 rebounds as Cypress Creek lost to Columbia Hickman, 65-56.

At the Capital Classic played April 11 at MCI Center in Washington, D.C., scored 23 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and added six assists to lead his White Team past the Red Team, 167-121.
Shared MVP honors for the game with Sean May, son of former NBA player Scott May.

At the 2002 McDonald’s All-America Game, played at Madison Square Garden on April 4, scored 10 points (4-of-10 from field) and grabbed seven rebounds for the East as it defeated the West, 138-107.

“Amare has an awesome work ethic,” said Earl Barnett, his head coach at Cypress Creek High School in Orlando. “He busts his butt in practice. Basketball is his love. He puts everything into it. One thing I admire about him is that he listens well. He follows directions well. If you tell him to set a pick and don’t move, he doesn’t move. He’s a very coachable kid.”

STATISTICS
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2001-02 29       .650     .780           29.1
Three-point field goals: (.240).