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As A Professional: Co-captain is senior Knick in terms of continuous service, currently in fourth season in NY...Arrival of six- time NBA All-Star in summer 2010 ignited Knicks’ renaissance which has resulted in three straight Playoff appearances and 2013 Atlantic Division title...Currently in 12th pro season...Five time All-NBA selection (First Team in 2007, Second Team in 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2011)...Six-time NBA All-Star (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), with three starts (2009, 2010, 2011)...got milk? NBA Rookie of the Year and All-Rookie First Team in 2002-03...Owns career averages of 21.3 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.40 blocks and .534 shooting over 670 games (624 starts)...Has authored 18 career 40-plus scoring games (15 for Suns, three for Knicks), one 50-plus game (career-high 50 vs. Blazers, Jan. 2, 2005) and six 20-plus rebound games...Has four career 20/20 games, one 30/20 game and 11 40/10 games...Enters the 2013-14 season seventh among active players in FG pct. (.534; minimum 2,000 FGM), and eighth among actives in scoring average (21.3)...Has ranked among NBA Top 10 in FG pct. in four of the last seven seasons, NBA Top 10 in scoring in four of last nine seasons... In 2012-13, scored 14.2 ppg in 29 games off the bench after starting each of his prior 417 regular season games...Authored a streak of 137 consecutive double-figure scoring games, snapped on Jan. 12, 2012 at Memphis (6)...Scored 30-plus points in a Knicks club record nine straight games in 2010-11...On all-time Suns career lists, is third in rebounds (4,613), third in FTM (3,044), third in FTA (4,018), fourth in scoring average (21.4) and fifth in blocks (722)...All-time Suns leader with 15 40-plus scoring games...Two-time NBA Western Conference Player of the Month (April 2005, March 2010), eight-time Player of the Week (six West, two East)...Played in 2003 and 2004 Rookie Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend (MVP of 2004 Game)... Has participated in two NBA Slam Dunk contests (third in 2003 at Atlanta, second to Atlanta’s Josh Smith in 2005 at Denver)... Underwent surgery on both knees in 2005-06 (played in three games), eye surgery in 2008-09 (53 games); knee debridements in 2012-13 (29 games)...Has averaged 21.8 points in 64 post-season games (60 starts), appearing in two Western Conference Finals for Suns (injured for Suns’ run to West Finals in 2006). Has four career 40-plus Playoff scoring games...Won bronze medal as member of Team USA at 2004 Athens Olympics...Early Entry candidate out of high school in 2002 NBA Draft; selected by Phoenix (ninth overall). Only high school selection in ’02 Draft...Acquired by Knicks via sign-and-trade, Jul. 9, 2010.

2012-13 (Knicks): Co-captain had emerged as game-changing force off the bench when his year was cut short in early March by second knee debridement of season...Appeared in 29 games (all off the bench) and averaged 14.2 points and 5.0 rebounds with .577 shooting (154-267) over 23.5 minutes...Shot .808 (105-130) from the line...Season Highs: Points: 22 (three times); Assists: 2 (twice); Rebounds: 9 (twice)...Notched six 20-plus scoring games off the bench (season-high 22 points, three times)...Recorded double-figure points in 24 of his 29 games, including each of his last eight (134 points, 16.8 ppg)...Went 10-10 FGA (one shy of Knicks mark) for 21 points on Feb. 2 vs. Kings...Had come off the bench just 17 times in his NBA career prior to doing so in all 29 games in 2012-13...Scored 14,000th career point on Feb. 1 vs. Bucks...The Knees: Season’s start was delayed following left knee debridement, performed on Oct. 13, 2012...Missed season’s first 30 games, Nov. 11-Dec. 28, then appeared in 29 straight contests from Jan. 1-Mar. 7...Underwent right knee debridement on Mar. 11, performed by Dr. Ainsworth Allen, and missed the remainder of the regular season (missed a total of 53 games due to injury)...As part of early-season rehab, was assigned to Erie of the NBA D-League on Dec. 18, recalled on Dec. 21 (did not play for Erie)...Key Games: Made belated season debut with six points in 17 bench minutes in loss to Blazers, Jan. 1. Snapped a string of 417 consecutive regular season starts, coming off the bench for the first time since Nov. 4, 2006 for Suns at Clippers (11 mins, 2 pts, 1 reb)...Key figure in win at Boston, Jan. 24, with 15 points and season-high nine rebounds as Knicks snapped 11-game regular season losing streak in Beantown....Went 10-10 FGA en route to 21 points in rout of Kings, Feb. 2. Fell one FGM short of Knicks club record for “best perfect” shooting game (11-11 FGA by Bernard King in ‘84 and Johnny Newman in ’88)...Went 9-10 FGA en route to season-high 22 points in win over Sixers, Feb. 24....Spearheaded comeback win (from 22 down) at Cleveland with season-high-tying 22 points (10-15 FGA) in season-high 32 bench minutes, Mar. 4...Main factor in win at Detroit, Mar. 6, with 22 points and season-high-tying nine rebounds...In The Playoffs: After missing regular season’s final 23 games (right knee), returned to action for the final four Playoff games, averaging 3.8 points, with 5-13 FGA (.385), over 8.1 minutes in four games off the bench in East Semis vs. Pacers...Came off the bench for the first time after starting each of his prior 60 career Playoff games.

Career Highlights: 2002-03 (Suns): NBA Rookie of the Year...All-Rookie First Team...Averaged 13.5 points and 8.8 rebounds, playing all 82 games (71 starts)...Led NBA rookies in rebounding (8.8) and was second in scoring (13.5) and minutes (31.3)...Scored 18 points for Rookie squad in got milk? Rookie Challenge at Atlanta...2003-04 (Suns): Career high and Suns single-game record 10 blocks vs. Jazz, Feb. 7, 2004 (also by Larry Nance at Philadelphia, Jan. 4, 1988)...MVP of got milk? Rookie Challenge at Los Angeles (36 points; Rookie Game scoring record later broken by Kevin Durant)...Missed 27 games with sprained left ankle...2004-05 (Suns): NBA All-Star...All-NBA Second Team...Earned All-NBA Second Team honors with career-high 26.0 ppg (fifth in NBA), 8.9 rpg (17th) and .559 FG pct. (second in NBA to Shaquille O’Neal’s .601 for Heat)...Scored career-high 50 points (20-27 FGA) on Jan. 2, 2005 vs. Blazers...Set Suns single-season records for both FTM (583) and FTA (795)...Attempted career-high 23 FTA (made 15) in win over Knicks at MSG, Jan. 25, 2005...Made first NBA All-Star appearance (6 pts, 9 reb) at Denver, Feb. 20...Standout Playoff run with 29.9 ppg in 15 games (all starts) as Suns drove to West Finals...Set Suns record for highest scoring average in a single post-season (29.9)...Had three 40-plus Playoff games, with career Playoff high 42 points vs. Spurs in Game Five of West Finals (Jun. 1, 2005)...2005-06 (Suns): Missed all but three games due to two separate knee surgeries (one on each knee)...Underwent left knee microfracture surgery, Oct. 11, 2005...Returned to action in March (8.7 ppg in three games)...Then underwent arthroscopic surgery on right knee, Apr. 5, 2006...Sidelined for NBA Playoffs as Suns advanced to West Finals for second straight season...2006-07 (Suns): NBA All-Star...All-NBA First Team...Returned to action with a vengeance, averaging 20.4 points (18th in NBA), career-high 9.6 rebounds (ninth) and 1.34 blocks (23rd) with .575 shooting (fifth)...Appeared in all 82 games (78 starts)...Three 40-plus scoring games, with season-high 43 at Atlanta, Feb. 25...Had two 20-plus rebound games, with career-high 23 rebounds vs. Spurs on Feb. 1, 2007...Scored 29 points in West’s triumph at NBA All-Star 2007 at Las Vegas, Feb. 18...Stellar post-season run with 25.3 ppg and 12.1 rpg in 10 games (all starts) vs. Lakers and Spurs...Career Playoff high 21 rebounds in Game Four of first round vs. Lakers (Apr. 29, 2007)...Suspended (with Boris Diaw) for Game Five of West Semis vs. Spurs for leaving immediate vicinity of the bench during altercation in final seconds of Suns’ Game Four win (May 14, 2007)...2007-08 (Suns): NBA All-Star...All-NBA Second Team...Averaged 25.2 points (fifth in NBA), 9.1 rebounds (18th in NBA) and shot career-high .590 (fifth)...Career-highs in total blocks (163) and blocks per game (2.06, sixth in NBA)...Scored 18 points for West in NBA All-Star 2008 at New Orleans...Went Suns single-game record 20-20 FTA on Mar. 22 vs. Rockets...Had 23.2 ppg in five games (all starts) in first round Playoff loss to Spurs...2008-09 (Suns): NBA All-Star...Season cut short due to eye surgery...Averaged 21.4 points in 53 games (all starts)... Season-high 49 points on Nov. 5 at Indiana (17-21 FGA, 15-15 FTA), adding 11 rebounds, six assists and five steals, joining Hall of Famer Rick Barry (1974) as only NBA players to record a game of 49-10-5-5...Season-high 20 rebounds on Dec. 6 vs. Jazz... Started for West squad at NBA All-Star 2009 at Phoenix (19 points)...Suffered detached retina (right eye) following collision with Clippers’ Al Thornton at LA, Feb. 19, 2009. Finished game and wound up with 42 points in 36 mins...Underwent surgery to repair detached retina on Feb. 20, 2009, and missed season’s final 29 games...2009-10 (Suns): NBA All-Star... All-NBA Second Team...Had 23.1 ppg (10th in NBA), 8.9 rpg (17th) and .557 shooting (seventh) over 82 games (all starts) in final Suns season...Joined Toronto’s Chris Bosh as only players to average 22 points and eight rebs...Western Conference Player of the Month for March...Led NBA in points in the paint (1,110) and was second in dunks (187, trailing Orlando’s Dwight Howard, 197)...Started NBA All-Star Game (12 pts, 10 reb) at Dallas...Season-high 44 points vs. Jazz, Mar. 19...Started all 16 games in Suns’ march to Western Conference Finals, with 22.2 ppg...Averaged 25.0 points in West Finals vs. Lakers, tying career Playoff high with 42 points in Suns’ win in Game Three at Phoenix (May 23, 2010).

2010-11 (Knicks): NBA All-Star...All-NBA Second Team...In debut NYK season, led Knicks to first NBA Playoff berth, averaging 25.3 points (sixth in NBA), 8.2 rebounds (23rd) and 1.92 blocks (seventh) over 78 games (all starts)...Named to 2010-11 All-NBA Second Team, first Knick to earn All-NBA honors since Patrick Ewing (Second Team) in 1996-97...Ninth in balloting for 2010-11 KIA NBA Most Valuable Player award; highest MVP finish for a Knick since Ewing in 1996-97 (eighth)... Recorded highest-scoring average for a Knick over a full season since Ewing (26.6) in 1990-91...Notched career bests in total assists (202) and apg (2.6)...Missed four games due to injury (one with sprained right big toe; three with sprained left ankle)...Scored 30-plus points in a club record nine consecutive games, Nov. 28-Dec. 15 (34.4 ppg), breaking mark of seven straight by Willie Naulls (Feb. 22-Mar. 4, 1962)...Scored 20-plus points in 26 consecutive games, Nov. 24-Jan. 19 (28.5 ppg)...Recorded three 40-plus scoring games (41 points each time); on Jan. 17 vs. Suns, Feb. 6 vs. Sixers and Mar. 4 vs. Cavs...Scored 29 points for East at 2011 NBA All-Star Game at Los Angeles (sixth All-Star selection, third straight start); first Knick voted All-Star starter since Patrick Ewing for 1997 Game at Cleveland (DNP, strained left groin)...Assistant coach for Rookie squad at T-Mobile Rookie Challenge...Eastern Conference Player of the Week twice (periods ending Nov. 21 and Dec.

5)...Scored 20 points with six blocks in win at Charlotte, Nov. 24, 2010, including clutch rejection of Stephen Jackson’s dunk attempt in final minute. Played game’s final minute with blank jersey front, the numeral 1 having come off...Logged career-high 54 minutes (37 pts, 15 reb, season-high 7 ast) in 2OT win at Detroit, Nov. 28...Averaged 14.5 points over 33.5 minutes in first-round Playoff loss to Boston, starting all four games despite being hobbled with back spasms (initially suffered back spasms prior to Game Two)...2011-12 (Knicks): Persevered through injury and personal tragedy...Over 47 games (all starts), averaged 17.5 points...Had 18 20-plus scoring games, one 30-plus game (season-high 34 points vs. Bulls, Feb. 2) and 16 double-doubles...Missed a total of 15 games due to injury: two (Dec. 31-Jan. 2) with sprained left ankle, 13 (Mar. 26-Apr. 18) with bulging disc, lower back...Missed four games (Feb. 6-11) following tragic death of his brother Hazell in a car accident in Lake Wells, FL, on Feb. 6...Limited to just six points in loss at Memphis, Jan. 12, ending a streak of 137 consecutive regular season double-figure scoring games...Valiant effort in loss to Bulls with season high 34 points, Feb. 2; lone 30-plus effort of season...Averaged 15.3 points .556 shooting (20-36) in four games (all starts) in injury-shortened first round Playoff series vs. Miami...Topped 2012 NBA Playoff leader board in FG pct. (.556)...Had 18 points in Game Two, but suffered lacerated left hand post-game...Inactive (hand) in Game Three...Returned for inspirational performance in Game Four win at MSG with series- high 20 points and game-high 10 rebounds.

U-S-A: Earned bronze medal as a member of Team USA at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, averaging 2.8 points in eight games... Won a gold medal at the 2007 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Las Vegas as a member of the USA Men’s Senior National Team...Was one of 23 players named to USA Basketball Men’s Senior National Team in 2006, but did not make final roster after deciding to continue knee rehab.

Community Corner: One of Knicks’ most visible and active players among area youth...Oversees STAT City ticket program which provides tickets to Knicks home games to area youth groups throughout the season...Partnered with Scholastic Books to author a series of children’s books inspired by his nickname: “STAT: Standing Tall and Talented”. First volume, “Home Court” was released in summer 2012, with “Double Team” released in October 2012...Joined teammates to host 30 children from WHEDco (a Garden of Dreams partner organization) for a fun-filled holiday pizza party with cooking lessons from Chef Dino at Uncle Paul’s Pizza near Grand Central Terminal, Dec. 4, 2012...Joined Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant and a galaxy of Knicks legends past and present - in attending landmark “12-12-12” concert presented by Chase for the benefit of the Robin Hood Relief Fund and victims of Hurricane Sandy, Dec. 12, 2012...Joined the rest of his teammates along with the Knicks coaching staff, alumni and a galaxy of A-list celebrities at the 14th annual Knicks Bowl presented by Unilever at Chelsea Piers, Feb. 11, 2013, the gala, star-studded event that has raised over $2.2 million for the Garden of Dreams Foundation...Joined teammates to host a clinic for 100 children to celebrate NBA FIT Live Healthy Week in conjunction with Garden of Dreams Foundation, Jan. 30, 2012 at MSG Training Center...Joined the rest of his teammates to celebrate the holidays with 150 Garden of Dreams Children at the GDF Holiday Launch party at MSG Training Center, Dec. 19, 2011...With Suns, won NBA Community Assist Award in October 2008...Founded Each 1, Teach 1, The Amar’e Stoudemire Foundation to help families and youth in need... Donated clothes and school supplies to more than 500 children in his hometown of Lake Wales, FL...Hosted a similar event at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Phoenix, joining forces with Staples to provide backpacks and school supplies... During 2009 NBA All-Star Weekend in Phoenix, hosted 20 local children from the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix with tickets to NBA Jam Session...Donated food and hygiene boxes to “Save the Family” in Mesa in conjunction with Feed The Children program in April 2008...During Christmas 2007, dressed as STAT-a-Claus and provided food and gifts to 400 families with Black Family and Child Services of Arizona...His voice was featured in wake-up calls and alarm ringtones for teens, encouraging them to finish school as part of the Boost Up High School Dropout Prevention Campaign...Along with Home Depot, opened the Amar’e Stoudemire Reading and Learning Center on Jun. 30, 2006 at the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix...Worked with the NBA and Toyota to donate 10 cars to families who were victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Off The Court: Has embraced Big Apple cultural and entertainment scene, becoming one of NYC’s most visible and beloved athletes...Visited Jerusalem in summer 2013...Honored guest along with Justin Timberlake at gala fifth birthday party for Timbaland’s daughter Reign at Dylan’s Candy Bar, Nov. 17, 2012...Co-hosted Fashion Police with Joan Rivers on E!, Sept 2012... Attended Bon Appetit’s Feast or Fashion dinner salute to Michael Bastain at Perry St., Sep. 17, 2012...Honored guest at after- party at Top of the Standard for Met Costume Institute Gala hosted by Anna Wintour, May 7, 2012...Visited Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at Discovery Times Square, Mar. 15, 2012...Along with teammate Carmelo Anthony, was among star-studded gathering invited to Steve Tisch’s and Harvey and Bob Weinstein’s gala NY Giants pre-Super Bowl pep rally at Michael’s, Feb. 1, 2012... Honored guest at Fashion Group International’s 28th annual Night of Stars, Oct. 27, 2011...Celebrated landmark partnership with Activision’s “Skylanders: Spyros Adventure” with gala event at Guastavino’s, Oct. 14, 2011...Launched clothing line with designer Rachel Roy as part of Roy’s contemporary label for Macy*s, including a line specifically for female fans...Honored guest at Givenchy Spring 2013 menswear show in Paris in summer 2012...Profiled in the April 2011 issue of Vogue...Co-hosted Whitney Art Party at High Line Stages with Shala Monroque and Eddie Borgo, May 24, 2011...Delivered Top Ten list on The Late Show with David Letterman, Oct. 29, 2010; appeared on the Letterman show again on Jan. 13, 2011...Appeared in cameo role on Fox-TV’s “The Mindy Project” in September 2012...

Personal: Amar’e Carsares Stoudemire...Name is pronounced AH-mahr-AY...Nicknamed STAT (Standing Tall and Talented) and has that name tattooed on his right arm...Married Alexis Welch on Dec. 12, 2012 (12/12/12); couple was engaged in Paris in June 2012...Amar’e and Alexis celebrated the birth of their son on May 22, 2013...Also has a son and two daughters...Father passed away when he was 12 years old...Son of Carrie Stoudemire, has three brothers: Marwan, Jerrell and Calvin; and three sisters: Delillah, Chiquitta and Dasia...A fourth brother, Hazell Jr., was tragically killed in an automobile crash in Florida on Feb. 6, 2012...Enrolled at University of Miami (FL) in summer 2012, pursuing Bachelor of General Studies degree...Visited Israel in two of last three summers...Served as judge at 2013 Miss America pageant in Atlantic City...Winner of “Wheel of Fortune’s” NBA Week in 2003 and donated earnings to the Boys and Girls Club....Has twice been featured as the cover athlete for Sony’s video game NBA ’06 and NBA ’08...Didn’t start playing basketball until he was 14 years old...Named to Parade Magazine All- America High School Boys Basketball First Team and to 2002 USA Today Boys Basketball First Team...Named Mr. Basketball by the state of Florida following senior season in 2001-02...As a senior at Cypress Creek, averaged 29.1 points and 15 rebounds... Scored 10 points in the 2002 McDonald’s All-America Game at MSG, Apr. 4, 2002...For news and community updates, visit www.amarestoudemire.com. 

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Height: 6'11''/ 2.11m
Weight: 245 lbs./ 111.1 kg
Born: November 16, 1982
From: Cypress Creek (FL)
Draft: 1st Round (9th pick) 2002 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2002
Years Pro: 11
Previous Teams:
  New York Knicks 2011 - 2013
  Phoenix Suns 2010 - 2010
  New York Knicks 2010 - 2010
  Phoenix Suns 2002 - 2009
Prior to NBA/Country: Cypress Creek (Orlando, FL)/USA

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