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Amare Stoudemire Index



QUOTEWORTHY

“I’ve seen the future of the NBA and his name is Amaré Stoudemire."
-- Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal

“I think Bryan Colangelo deserves a big gold star here for the gutsy decision to
draft Amaré."

-- Commissioner David Stern

“He's not afraid to stick his nose in there. He doesn't seem to be intimidated
at all."

-- Jazz Coach Jerry Sloan

NOTEWORTHY

Lead all rookies and ranked No. 12 in NBA for rebounds, No. 8 in league for offensive boards.

Totaled 18 points, seven boards in 22 minutes in 'got milk?' Rookie Challenge

Collected an NBA rookie season-best and Suns rookie record 21 boards vs. Memphis (1/10/03).


Suns CEO Jerry Colangelo toasts the 2002-03 'got milk?' Rookie of the Year, Amaré Stoudemire. (Barry Gossage/NBAE Photos)
  • Stoudemire Photos: ROY Award | Rookie Run | Draft Night | All-Star Weekend

  • GOT MILK! Suns Rookie of the Year Full of Surprises
    After leading all first-year players in rebounds and "Did you see that?!" highlights, Phoenix Suns forward Amaré Stoudemire was rewarded with the 2002-03 'got milk?' NBA Rookie of the Year award on Thursday during an afternoon press conference at the Hard Rock Café in downtown Phoenix.
  • April 24: Press Release | Press Conference Transcript | Presser Pictures
  • Reaction: Marbury, Marion, Hardaway and Colangelo on Stoudemire's award
  • Stoudemire's big day (courtesy BallBoy Productions): 56k | 300k
  • Press conference: Video | Audio

    Campaigning for Amaré
    The Suns' basketball communications department sent out a flyer and video to more than 150 members of the national media late in the season promoting Stoudemire for Rookie of the Year.

  • What They're Saying: Coaches, All-Stars and reporters on Stoudemire
  • The Hulk: Fans suggest 2,500 nicknames
  • Team Shop: 10% off Stoudemire jerseys

    Stoudemire in the News
    Check out these recent articles on Amaré:

  • mysanantonio.com: Difficult childhood couldn't stop Stoudemire (4/24/03)
  • KTAR: Coach Johnson on Stoudemire's league award
  • Suns.com: Suns bank on rookie in surprising playoff win (4/19/03)
  • More Stoudemire Headlines

    THAT'S AMARÉ

    Streaming Stoudemire

    Check out the Amaré Stoudemire video that the Suns sent national media members who voted on the NBA's Rookie of the Year award. The six-minute package, put together by Suns Productions, features some of Stoudemire's best games and sickest dunks: 56k | 300k

    FROM PREPS TO THE PROS
    Player (Team/Rookie Year) PTS REBS ASTS FG%
    Amaré Stoudemire (PHX, '02-03) 13.5 8.8 1.0 .472
    Kevin Garnett (Minn. '95-96) 10.4 6.3 1.8 .491
    Darius Miles (LAC '00-01) 9.4 5.9 1.2 .505
    Kobe Bryant (LAL '96-97) 7.6 1.9 1.3 .417
    Tracy McGrady (TOR '97-98) 7.0 4.2 1.5 .450
    Eddy Curry (CHI ‘01-02) 6.7 3.8 0.3 .501
    Shawn Kemp (SEA '89-90)* 6.5 4.3 0.3 .479
    Tyson Chandler (CHI ‘01-02) 6.1 4.8 0.8 .497
    Jermaine O’Neal (POR ‘96-97) 4.1 2.8 0.2 .451
    Jonathan Bender (IND ‘99-00) 2.7 0.9 0.1 .329
    Darryl Dawkins (PHI ‘75-76) 2.4 1.3 0.1 .500
    Rashard Lewis (SEA ‘98-99) 2.4 1.3 0.2 .365
    DeShawn Stevenson (UTA ‘00-01) 2.2 0.7 0.5 .341
    Al Harrington (IND ‘98-99) 2.1 1.9 0.2 .321
    DeSagana Diop (CLE ‘01-02) 1.4 0.9 0.3 .414

    * Attended junior college for one year but did not play basketball.