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Channing Frye

8 | Forward-Center

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Biography

Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in all 82 games (all starts) for the Phoenix Suns in his eighth NBA season, averaged 11.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.8 blocks in 28.2 minutes... Made his first five three-pointers (4 in first quarter) finishing with 21 points at Dallas on Apr. 12... Had 18 points (7-12 FG, 4-9 3FG) in win at Atlanta on Mar. 24... Scored 17 points (4-10 3FG) for fourth straight game with 10+ points vs. Cleveland on Mar. 12... Had 16 points on 5-10 FG and 4-7 3FG vs. Washington on Jan. 24... Scored season-high 30 points on 12-16 FG and 5-7 3FG vs. Denver on Jan. 19 to post his seventh career game with 30+ points and his ninth this season with 20+ points... Posted eighth game with 20+ of season with 20 points and eight rebounds vs. L.A. Lakers on Jan. 15... Had 21 points (7-14 FG, 5-10 3FG) for seventh game with 20+ points of season at Detroit on Jan. 11... Scored 22 points (8-17 FG, 5-10 3FG) to post sixth game with 20+ of season at Minnesota on Jan. 8... Scored 22 points (7-12 FG, 6-9 3FG) with season-high six three-pointers vs. Milwaukee on Jan. 4... Had first double-digit rebounding game of season with 11 boards vs. Philadelphia on Dec. 28... Scored 22 points (8-11 FG, 4-4 3FG), with 15 (6-6 FG, 3-3 3FG) in the first quarter vs. Spurs on Dec. 18... Has 20 points and tied season-high with five three-point makes vs. Golden State on Dec. 15... Scored 25 points (10-12 FG, 3-5 3FG) and had nine rebounds vs. Portland on Nov. 27... Scored 20 points (6-10 FG, 5-7 3FG) and made five three-pointers at Charlotte on Nov. 22... Saw first action since April 21, 2012, at Denver, which was also his last start, on Oct. 30 vs. Portland, 557 days following his previous game played... It was announced on Sept. 30, 2013, that he would return to play during the 2013-14 season after missing the 2012-13 season with a dilated cardiomyopathy.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: Frye did not play during the 2012-13 season after he was discovered to have developed a dilated cardiomyopathy, also known as an enlarged heart, due to a virus. The dilated cardiomyopathy was discovered during a screening echocardiogram conducted as part of a routine preseason physical, and was announced on Sept. 20, 2012.

2011-12: 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.

2010-11: 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.

2009-10: 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.

2008-09: 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.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the New York Knicks in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 2005 NBA Draft... Traded by the New York Knicks with Steve Francis to the Portland Trail Blazers for Dan Dickau, Fred Jones and Zach Randolph on June 28, 2007... Signed as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on July 14, 2009.. Re-signed with the Suns on July 8, 2010... Signed as a free agent with the Orlando Magic on July 14, 2014

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.

PERSONAL:
Born May 17, 1983… He and wife Lauren have one son, Hendrix, born Oct. 2010, and a daughter, Margaux, born April 2012… The couple resides in Portland during the offseason, Lauren’s hometown... Son of Thomas and Karen Frye… Father is co-founder and co-president of Education Solutions and Services, which offers office support to public and private charter schools… Mother is a former Emmy-winning reporter and producer for Phoenix’s Channel 12, and CEO of Southwest Dimensions, who now has her own sports podcast for women, “KFrye and Girlfriends Talk Sports”… Has one brother, Logan... Grandfather John Mulzac was a member of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen… Graduated from Phoenix St. Mary’s High School… In January 2010, became the first boys’ basketball player in the school’s history to have his jersey retired... Led his high school basketball team to the 2001 5A State Championship as a senior, a title won on the Suns’ home floor at US Airways Center… Received Arizona Player of the Year honors from the Arizona Republic as a senior in high school after averaging 22.0 points, 15.0 rebounds and 6.0 blocks… Established the C. Frye Foundation in 2007, dedicated to teaching youth how to strive for their personal best and to create a healthy lifestyle through exercise, nutrition, support systems and respect… Foundation sponsors the C. Frye Bulldogs, a Phoenix-based, high school-aged travel basketball team… Hosts annual kickball tournament in Portland called “Kick for Kids,” the proceeds of which help disadvantaged youth get active by sending them on outdoor trips... Also hosts basketball leadership camps and instructional youth basketball clinics… One of the NBA’s “greenest” athletes started the C. Frye “Go Green Team,” which educates and encourages organizations, schools and gyms to reduce their carbon footprint and increase recycling efforts… Hosted the C. Frye Celebrity Golf Tournament in 2008 at Phoenix’s Raven Golf Course to benefit his foundation’s work… Active in the fight against multiple sclerosis; he arranged a series of charity walks throughout New York City to benefit multiple sclerosis in April 2006… Hobbies include fishing, listening to music and reading... Lists the “Kill Bill” series as his favorite movies... Joined former collegiate teammate and current Golden State Warrior Andre Iguodala on interactive, youth-oriented NBA Madness tour of Taiwan and the Philippines in July 2006… Has taken boxing lessons in past offseasons to stay in shape… Has an English Bulldog named Milton… Dream car is a 1965 Lincoln Continental black convertible… Lists barbecuing as his favorite offseason activity… Credits yoga with improving both his mental and physical health following the diagnosis of his dilated cardiomyopathy… Follow on Twitter @Channing_Frye

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