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Channing Frye

8 | Forward-Center




In his seventh NBA season and third with his hometown team, averaged 10.5 points, 5.9 rebounds, a career-high 1.09 blocks and 26.1 minutes in 64 games (59 starts)… Averaged double-digit scoring for a third consecutive season, all three seasons since joining the Suns, after doing so once in his first four NBA seasons… Averaged at least 10 points and five rebounds for a third consecutive season (once in first four seasons)… His individual season mirrored the Suns’ campaign, breaking through early struggles with improved play and solid production… After Feb. 1 (44 games), averaged 12.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, shot 43.8 percent from the field and reached double figures in scoring in 30 of 44 contests … Before Feb. 1 (20 games), averaged 6.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, shot 34.5 percent from the field and reached double figures in scoring in six of 20 contests… Made a team-leading 91 three-point field goals, his third-straight season leading the Suns… Has made 434 three-pointers in 222 games with Phoenix; had 20 in 278 games before joining the Suns… 434 three-pointers since the start of the 2009-10 season is the third-most in the NBA in that span, behind only Jason Richardson (448) and Danny Granger (438)… Suns were 21-10 (.677) in games in which Frye and Jared Dudley each reached double figures in scoring… 36 double-digit scoring efforts (24-12)… Three 20-point games (1-2)… Nine double-doubles, including one 20-10 game, the sixth of his career, four of which have come as a Sun… 11 double-digit rebounding efforts… Feb. 22 scored 20 secondhalf points, tied for the most by a Sun in any half in 2011-12 (Brown)… Five-straight games of 14 or more points (Feb. 6-13), one of three such streaks of five or more games in his career (Feb. 13-27, 2011; March 18-25, 2011)… Missed the season’s final two games after suffering a subluxed right shoulder in the second quarter of the Suns’ April 21 game vs. Denver (0-2)… Underwent successful surgery on the shoulder on May 2.

In his second season with the Suns, averaged a career-high 12.7 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 1.2 apg, 43 FG%, 39 3FG% and 33 mpg in 77 games... Racked up career bests with 33 points and nine three-pointers made vs. the Timberwolves on April 11, joining ex-Sun Quentin Richardson as the only players in franchise history to make nine in a single game... Pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds vs. the Thunder on March 6... On February 27, hit the game-winning, buzzer-beating 23’ jumper in overtime win @ Indiana... One night later, sank the game-winning three-pointer with 6.6 seconds left in overtime win @ New Jersey... On December 15 vs. Minnesota, set a Suns franchise record for three-pointers in a half with seven... Had 49 double-digit scoring efforts in 64 starts, including 23 of final 32 games... Had 52 total double-digit scoring games, including 12 20-point games and three 30-point games... Had 11-straight double-digit rebounding efforts and eight double-doubles... Grabbed five or more rebounds in a personal-best 15-straight games.

Proved to be one of the NBA’s top free-agent signings, expanding his game and receiving the playing time to become one of the league’s best three-point shooters and most improved players… In his fifth career season and first with his hometown team, averaged 11.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and a career-high 0.9 blocks in a career-high 27 minutes while playing in a career-best 81 games… Registered the largest increase in three-point field goals made from one season to the next in NBA history (minimum 50 games played), racking up a team-leading 172 three pointers (4th-NBA) after making 11 threes in 63 games in 2008-09… Was remarkably efficient, shooting a career-high 43.9 percent from long range (6th-NBA)… Entered 2009-10 with 20 threes made in his four-year career (278 games) and then reached 20 three-pointers made in his seventh game as a Sun on Nov. 8 at Washington… Surpassed his single-season career-high of 11 three-pointers in his third game as a Sun… Quickly endeared himself to Suns fan by making a then-career-high six three-pointers in each of his first two home games (consecutive games: Oct. 30, Nov. 1), becoming the first center in NBA history to make six or more three-pointers in two-straight games and the sixth Sun in franchise history to accomplish the feat… Tallied an NBA-leading six games of six or more three-pointers made, most by a Sun since Raja Bell in 2006-07… That included a career-high seven made threes March 3 at LA Clippers… Entered the season having made multiple threes in a single game twice in his career, something he did 45 times (35-10) with the Suns in 2009-10… Set career highs in total minutes played (2190), field goals made (317), field goals attempted (703), total rebounds (427), assists (113) and blocks (74)… Started the first 41 games of the season, averaging 12.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 31.0 minutes while shooting 44.9 percent from the field, including 43.2 percent from three-point range… Tallied a single-season career-high 11 20-point efforts, surpassing his previous high of 10 in 2005-06, including a season-high 26 points Dec. 30 vs. Boston … Scored in double figures 47 times after doing so eight times in 2008-09… Six double-digit rebounding efforts and four double-doubles… Participated in the 2010 Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout at All-Star Weekend in Dallas... In the playoffs, averaged 8.2 ppg and 5.6 rpg in 16 games… Posted double digits in scoring in his last three playoff games, including back-to-back double-doubles.

Signed with the Suns as a free agent on July 14, 2009, making his return to his Arizona roots in 2009-10... The former University of Arizona and Phoenix St. Mary’s High School standout enters his fifth NBA season after a pair of two-year stints in Portland and New York... Drafted by the Knicks with the eighth overall pick in 2005, missed the start of the 2008-09 season after undergoing surgery to remove bone spurs from his left ankle… After returning to action, reached double digits in scoring eight times ... Collected a game- and season-high 17 points (7-11 FG), including 13 in the fourth quarter (5-6 FG), vs. Miami on November 26... Tallied a season-high eight boards in 17 minutes November 22 at Phoenix.

THE DRAFT: Quoting Channing: “I think with the tools and the veterans we have here in New York, we can definitely have a winning team. I feel like I definitely can contribute. I’m not going to make any promises, except for that every night I’m going to give you my heart and soul. I feel like this is an opportunity of a lifetime, playing in the Mecca of basketball. To ruin that and take that for granted would be a real slap in the face.”... Quoting Knicks president, basketball operations Isiah Thomas: “He is just solid. When you talk about upside and potential, sometimes big men are said to have a ceiling. I think Channing has only scratched the surface of what he's going to be."... and quoting Channing again: “If (Isiah) wants me to stay in the gym, I'll set up a cot and shoot free throws at two in the morning. I'm being dead serious too about that. I like winning. Winning feels good, and I think the city needs to start winning. I'm not saying that the team last year couldn't do it, but I think we're going to be very good this year."... Selected in first round (eighth overall) of 2005 NBA Draft; signed to a contract on July 2, 2005... In first professional action, averaged 13.4 ppg, 5.4 rpg and shot .517 from the field (46-89 FGA) over 23.0 mpg in 10 games (all starts) for Knicks Summer League squad in Las Vegas and Minneapolis... Shot team-high .894 from the line (42-47 FTA).

2004-05 (Arizona): Senior season was marked with a host of honors, including First Team All-Pac-10 for the second straight campaign... Received the University of Arizona’s Sapphire Aware, given annually to the school’s outstanding senior male student-athlete... Named 2004-05 winner of the Pac-10 Sportsmanship Award... Named Wildcats’ co-MVP and team co-captain in a vote by his teammates... Over 37 games (all starts), averaged 15.8 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 2.30 bpg and .554 shooting (227-410 FGA) over 31.0 mpg... Notched career highs in FT pct. (.830 on 127-153 FTA), total blocks (85, second-best in school history) and total minutes (1,148)... Ranked eighth in Pac-10 in scoring (15.8), fifth in rebounding (7.6), fourth in FG pct. (.554) and second in blocks (2.30)... Recorded nine double-doubles and nine 20+ scoring games... Notched 25 straight double-digit scoring games from Dec 21, 2004-March 17, 2005... Dished off a career-high seven assists in season opener vs. San Diego, Nov 16, 2004... Matched his career high with 16 rebounds in the Wooden Classic vs. Mississippi State, Dec 5, 2004... Scored a career-high 30 points (13-15 FGA) at Washington, Feb 26, 2005... Career-best seven blocked shots vs. Oregon, Feb 17, 2005... Named to Pac-10 All-Tournament team after notching 17.7 ppg, 5.7 rpg and blistering .767 FG shooting (23-30 FGA) in three games.

College: Earned First Team All-Pac-10 honors as both a junior and senior... Ranks high in several categories on Wildcats’ career lists, including second in blocks (258, also second in Pac-10 history), third in rebounds (975), seventh in FG pct. (.562), and eighth in total points (1,789)... Started 119 of his 133 career games... Averaged 14.3 points and 9.6 rebounds in 12 career NCAA Tournament games... Co-captain as a junior and senior... 2001-02: Led Pac-10 in FG pct. as a freshman, with career-high .595 (112-205 FGA)... Averaged 9.5 ppg and 6.3 rpg over 23.9 mpg in 34 games (25 starts)... Named to Pac-10 All-Freshman Team... Had six double-doubles... Career-high 16 rebounds at Oregon State, Dec 20, 2001... 2002-03: As a sophomore, was second in Pac-10 in total blocks (60) and in FG pct. (.569)... Averaged 12.6 ppg and career-high 8.0 rpg over 25.4 mpg in 32 games (27 starts)... Named honorable mention All-Pac-10 and Wildcats’ Most Improved Player... Had nine double-doubles and six 20+ scoring games... 2003-04: In junior season, earned the first of his two consecutive First Team All-Pac-10 selections... Scored a career-high 15.9 ppg with 7.4 rpg and .548 shooting over 30.3 mpg in 30 games (all starts)... Led Pac-10 with 2.10 bpg... Named team co-captain (first of two straight years)... Had six double-doubles and seven 20+ scoring games.
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