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Full Name: Carmelo K. Anthony
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-8 (2.03 m)/ 220 (99.8 kg)
Birthdate: May 29, 1984 (New York City)
High School: Towson Catholic HS (Towson, Md.), then Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
College: Syracuse

NBA DRAFT 2003
Selected in the first round (third overall) by the Denver Nuggets


Syracuse
SeasonGGSFGMFGAPCTFTMFTAPCTREBASTSTLBLPTSAVG
2002-033535277612.453168238.70634977553077822.2
Three-point field goals: 56-for-166 (.337).

An early entry candidate for the 2003 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Named Second Team All-America by AP as a freshman. Led Syracuse to a 30-5 record and the school’s first NCAA championship in men’s basketball. Named Most Valuable Player of the 2003 NCAA Final Four and MVP of NCAA East Regional. Consensus national Freshman of the Year. Unanimous choice as Big East Conference Freshman of the Year and was an All-Big East First Team selection. Named Big East Rookie of the Week a league-record 10 times.

Freshman (2002-03): Averaged 22.2 points (16th in nation, 4th in Big East) and 10.0 rebounds (19th in nation, 3rd in Big East). Posted 22 double-doubles and led team in scoring in 24 of 35 games. Led team in scoring, rebounding, minutes played (36.4 mpg), field goals made and attempted and free throws made and attempted. Was second on the team to fellow freshman Gerry McNamara in assists (2.2 apg) and steals (1.57 spg) and in three-pointers made and attempted. In the national championship game victory over Kansas, scored 20 points, adding 10 rebounds and seven assists. In Final Four win over Texas, exploded for a season-high 33 points and 14 rebounds. In six NCAA Tournament games, averaged 20.2 points and 9.8 rebounds. In Big East Tournament loss to Connecticut, tallied 29 points and season-high-tying 15 rebounds. Scored at least 20 points in 25 of 35 games. Played 38 or more minutes in 16 games and played at least 30 minutes in all but one game. Notched career-high 15 rebounds twice, vs. Georgetown and Connecticut. Also grabbed 14 rebounds four times. Produced 27 points and 11 rebounds in collegiate debut vs. Memphis. Recorded 30-point outings vs. Rutgers and at Georgetown. Hit 10-for-10 from the line against both Notre Dame and Rutgers.

High School: As a high school senior, led Oak Hill Academy to a 32-1 record and a No. 3 final national ranking in USA Today. Averaged 21.7 points and 7.4 rebounds. Named First Team All-America by USA Today and PARADE and was named to the McDonald’s All-American Team. In the McDonald’s All-American Game, scored 19 points to help the East to victory. In junior season at Towson Catholic, named Player of the Year in Baltimore and All-Metro Player of the Year by the Baltimore Sun. Averaged 23 points and 10.3 rebounds.

Strengths: Has the ability to score inside or outside. He is an excellent defensive rebounder who uses both his leaping ability and fundamental box out techniques. He is an unselfish player who can make the pass on the move or out of a double team in the low post.

Personal: The son of Mary Anthony, he has two brothers and one sister.