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Carmelo  Anthony #15

Forward 6-8  220
Denver Nuggets/1 NBA Season
Syracuse University
Baltimore, MD / Oak Hill Academy

USA Basketball Notes
•Named to the 2004 USA Basketball Senior National Team on July 8, 2004.

•Was a member of the 2002 USA Junior World Championship Qualifying Team that traveled to Isla de Margarita, Venezuela and finished 4-1 and won the bronze medal.

•Started all five games and averaged a team leading 15.6 ppg., while adding 6.2 rpg. (second on team), 1.8 apg., and shot 54.1 percent from the field, 33.3 (3-9 3pt FGs) from 3-point.

•Recorded 23 points (11-19 FGs) in 75-73 win over Argentina, 21 points and seven rebounds in USA’s 101-41 thumping of Mexico, posted a double-double of 13 points and 10 boards in 67-65 loss to Venezuela.

•Participated in the 2001 USA Basketball Men’s Youth Development Festival for the silver medalist East Team, averaged a team high and tied with ‘04 USA teammate LeBron James for a Festival best 24.0 points a game, while adding 4.3 rebounds and shooting a Festival high 66.1 percent (39-59 FGs) from the floor and 76.5 percent (13-17 FTs) from the foul line.


NBA Notes
•Turned in a memorable rookie season with the Denver Nuggets in 2003-04 and was an unanimous selection for NBA All-Rookie First Team honors, and finished a close second in Rookie of the Year voting (James had 508 points, Anthony had 430 points).

•Won all six Rookie of the Month awards for the Western Conference to join LeBron James, San Antonio Spurs greats David Robinson (1989-90) and Tim Duncan (1997-98) as the only rookies in NBA history to receive Rookie of the Month honors every month of their inaugural season.

•Led Denver in 2003-04 to a 43-39 overall record and into the 2004 Playoffs. Denver in ‘03-’04 won 26 more games than the Nuggets recorded in 2002-03 when they tied Cleveland for a league worst 17-65 mark and it was Denver’s first Playoff appearance since 1995.

•Started in all 82 regular season games and averaged during his rookie campaign 21.0 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.2 steals in 36.5 minutes.

•Ranked among NBA statistical leaders in multiple categories, 12th in scoring, fifth in field goals attempted (1,465), fifth in free throws made (408), sixth in points scored (1,725), sixth in field goals made (624), seventh in free throws attempted (525), tied for 40th in minutes per game, tied for 48th in rebounds per game.

•Finished first among NBA rookies in scoring, second in efficiency rating (16.87), third in rebounding, third in steals (1.18 spg.), third in minutes played per game, tied for sixth in assists per game, seventh in free throw percentage (.777), eighth in 3-point percentage (.322), eighth in blocked shots per game (0.50 bpg.) and ninth in field goal percentage.

•Started and played in four of the Nuggets’ five 2004 Playoff games, averaged 15.0 ppg., 8.3 rpg., 2.8 apg., 1.25 spg., missed game five because of an injury.

•Averaged 24.7 ppg. over Denver’s final 33 games.

•Led or tied for team lead in scoring 48 times, in rebounds 12 times and assists eight times.

•Scored 10 or more points in 78 of 82 games, including 48 games with 20 or more and 10 of 30 or more. Scored at least 20 in 16 of 19 and 32 of his last 38 games.

•Competed in the 2004 Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend, scoring 17 points, dishing out five assists and grabbing three rebounds in 30 minutes.

•Became the second-youngest player in NBA history (19 years, 305 days) to score 40 points in a game when he recorded a career-high and established a Nuggets rookie record with 41 points against Seattle on March 30. Shot 19-29 from the field, both career-highs and his 19 made field goals set a Pepsi Center record.

•At 19 years and 151 days old, became the second youngest player (Kobe Bryant) in NBA history to score 30 points as he tallied 30 points in his sixth career game - fewest games for a Nuggets rookie to reach 30 points since the ABA/NBA merger.

•Scored his 1,000th point against Memphis, becoming the third-youngest player in NBA history to reach the 1,000 point plateau.

•Drafted in the first round, No. 3 overall, of the 2003 NBA Draft by Denver.

•Became an early entry candidate after one collegiate season at Syracuse University.


Collegiate Notes
•Led Syracuse to a 30-5 record and the school's first NCAA championship in men's basketball.

•Named by The Associated Press All-America Second Team as a freshman.

•Named Most Outstanding Player of the 2003 Final Four and of the NCAA East Regional.

•In the national championship game victory over Kansas, he scored 20 points, adding 10 rebounds and seven assists, and in the Final Four win over Texas, exploded for a season-high 33 points and 14 rebounds.

•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.

•As a freshman in 2002-03, averaged 22.2 ppg. (16th in nation, 4th in Big East) and 10.0 rpg. (19th in the NCAA, 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, free throws made and attempted, and was second on the team in assists (2.2 apg.) and steals (1.57 spg.) and in 3-pointers made and attempted.


Personal Notes
•Born May 29, 1984 in New York, New York.

•Full name is Carmelo K. Anthony.

•Son of Mary Anthony.

•Has two brothers, Robert and Wilford, a sister, Michelle, and half sister Daphne.

•Led Oak Hill Academy to a 32-1 record and a No. 3 final ranking in USA Today in 2001-02.

•Named First Team All-America by USA Today and Parade Magazine and was named to the McDonald's All-American Team.