Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony

  • Date:
    Jun 24, 2014

Position: Forward
Height: 6’8” (203 cm)
Weight: 230 lbs. (104 kg)
NBA Team: New York Knicks
School: Syracuse University

USA BASKETBALL NOTES

  • Gold Medals: 2012 Olympic Games, 2008 Olympic Games, 2007 FIBA Americas Championship.
  • Silver Medal: 2001 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival.
  • Bronze Medals: 2006 FIBA World Championship, 2004 Olympic Games.
  • Named a member of the 2014-16 USA Men’s National Team on Jan. 23, 2014.
  • Has played on 12 USA Basketball teams, appeared in 72 games and compiled 1100 points (15.3 ppg.), 289 (4.0 rpg.) rebounds.
  • Member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team that finished 8-0 and won the gold medal. Averaged a team second best 16.3 ppg., 4.8 rpg. and 1.3 apg., and shot 53.5 percent from the field and 50.0 percent from 3-point.
  • Member of the 2012 USA National Team that finished pre-Olympic tour with a 5-0 record. Averaged a team third best 13.2 ppg., 3.6 rpg. and 1.0 apg.
  • Named a finalist for the 2012 USA Men’s Olympic Team on Jan. 16, 2012.
  • Named a member of the 2010-12 USA Men’s National Team on Feb. 10, 2010.
  • Member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team that finished 8-0 and won the gold medal. Averaged a team fourth best 11.0 ppg., 4.3 rpg. and 1.0 spg.
  • Member of the 2008 USA Senior National Team that finished pre-Olympic tour with a 5-0 record. Averaged a team second best 15.4 ppg., 5.2 rpg. and 1.8 apg.
  • Member of the 2007 USA FIBA Americas Championship Team that finished 10-0, won gold and qualified the United States men for the 2008 Olympics. Started and played in nine of the USA’s 10 games and averaged a team best 21.2 ppg., added a team 2nd best 5.2 rpg., 1.4 apg., a team 4th most 19.4 mpg., while shooting 61.3 percent (65-106 FGs) from the field, 57.8 percent (26-45 3pt FGs) from 3-point, and 71.4 percent (35-49 FTs) from the foul line. Tied for team lead in made and attempted free throws, ranked second on team for made field goals, made 3-pointers.
  • Among all FIBA Americas Championship competitors he ranked 2nd in scoring, 4th in made 3-point field goals per game (2.89), 5h in 3-point percentage, 7th in field goal percentage, and 17th in rebounding.
  • Set USA records for an Olympic qualifying tournament for points averaged, total points scored, most made and attempted free throws, ranks second for made and attempted FGs, second for 3-point percentage, tied for second for most made 3-point FGs, fourth for most attempted 3-point FGs.
  • His 28 points versus Mexico ranks tied for the second most for the USA in an Olympic qualifying game; his 27 points versus Puerto Rico ranks tied for fourth highest; Set a USA single game record for field goals attempted with 17 versus Mexico.
  • In the 2007 State Farm USA Basketball Challenge he helped lead the Blue to a come-from-behind 105-104 victory and recorded a game high 28 points, and added 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3steals in 34 minutes.
  • Named the 2006 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year.
  • Helped lead USA to an 8-1 record and bronze medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan.
  • Named to the five-man 2006 FIBA World Championship All-Tournament Team and was named a team tri-captain.
  • Finished as the USA's leading scorer at the Worlds, averaged 19.9 ppg. while playing 23.9 mpg. Shot 50.4 percent from the field, 44.0 percent from 3-point, while adding 3.7 rpg., 1.9 spg. and 1.4 apg.
  • His 179 points scored and 19.9 scoring average rank as the second most by a USA player in World Championship play, trailing only Luther Burden's 182 points and 20.2 ppg. average in 1974.
  • Also set a U.S. single-game scoring mark with 35 points versus Italy. His 13 made field goals in that contest also tied a U.S. team record for most made field goals in a game.
  • Shot 22-for-50 from behind the 3-point arc and now ranks fourth on the USA all-time World Championship list for 3-pointers made in the championship and his 50 attempts ranks fourth all-time. His 17 steals ranks him tied for 6th for steals in a World Championship.
  • Finished the 2006 FIBA World Championship ranked 6th in scoring, 9th for made 3-pointers per game, and ranked tied for n9h in steals.
  • Named on March 5, 2006, to the 2006-2008 USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team.
  • Member of the 2004 U.S. Olympic basketball team that finished 5-3 and won the bronze medal, played in seven of the USA's eight Olympic games, averaged 2.4 ppg. and 1.6 rpg.
  • Member of the 2004 USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team that compiled a 5-1 record in its pre-Olympic training, played in all six games, averaged a team third best 10.1 ppg., 2.8 rpg. and 2.0 apg.
  • 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., 6.2 rpg. (second on team), 1.8 apg., and shot 54.1 percent from the field.
  • Participated in the 2001 USA Basketball Men’s Youth Development Festival for the silver medalist East Team, averaged a team high and tied with LeBron James for a Festival best 24.0 ppg, while adding 4.3 rpg. 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 HONORS

  • Named All-NBA second team in 2010 and 2013.
  • Named All-NBA third team in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2012.
  • An unanimous selection for 2003-04 NBA All-Rookie first team and finished a close second in Rookie of the Year voting.
  • Seven-time (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014) NBA Conference All-Star Team member and four-time starter (2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012).
  • Named a starter for the Eastern Conference 2012 All-Star Team and finished with 19 points, 9 rebounds and 2 steals in 30 minutes of action.
  • Named a starter for the Western Conference 2011 All-Star Team and finished with 8 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 blocked shot and 1 steal in 23 minutes.
  • Named a starter for the Western Conference 2010 All-Star Team and finished with a team high 27 points (13-22 FGs), 10 rebounds and 2 assists in 29 minutes.
  • Selected a reserve member of the 2007 NBA Western Conference All-Star Team. Accounted for 20 points (10-15 FGs), 9 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal in 25 minutes of action to help lead the West to a 153-132 win over the East.
  • Finished 9th in the voting for 2005-06 NBA’s Most Improved Player Award.
  • Scored a game-high 31 points and earned MVP honors in leading the Sophomores to a 133-106 win over the Rookies in the 2005 Rookie Challenge.
  • Competed in the 2004 Rookie Challenge and recorded 17 points, five assists and three rebounds in 30 minutes.
  • Won all six Rookie of the Month awards for the Western Conference to join LeBron James, San Antonio greats David Robinson (1989-90) and Tim Duncan (1997-98) as the only rookies in NBA history to earn Rookie of the Month honors every month of their inaugural season.


NBA MILESTONES

  • Scored his 12,000th career point versus Boston (2/21/10), becoming the third youngest player in NBA history to reach the 12,000-point plateau (behind only LeBron James and Kobe Bryant).
  • Moved into 3rd on the Nuggets all-time scoring list past David Thompson (11,992) at Washington (2/19/10) and grabbed his 3,000th career rebound at Washington (2/19/10).
  • Moved into 9th on the Nuggets all-time steals list versus San Antonio (4/10/10) and now has 591 career steals.
  • Moved into 8th on the Nuggets all-time games played list past versus New Orleans (3/18/10) and has played in 514 games.
  • Moved into 8th on the Nuggets all-time games played list past versus New Orleans (3/18/10) and now played in 514 games.
  • Moved into 7th on the Nuggets all-time 3-point field goal made list versus Dallas (2/9/10).
  • Tied Alex English’s Nuggets NBA team record of six consecutive 30+ games twice in 2006-07.
  • Became the second-youngest player in NBA history (19 years, 305 days) to score 40 points in a game when he recorded a Nuggets rookie record with 41 points at home against Seattle on March 30, 2004. 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 after recording 30 points in his sixth career game - fewest games for a Nuggets rookie to reach 30 points.
  • Became the third-youngest player in NBA history to reach the 1,000 point plateau.

NBA NOTES

  • Completed in 2013-14 his 11th NBA season, and third full season with the Knicks after seven and a half seasons with Denver.
  • Traded to the New York Knicks on Feb. 22, 2011.
  • Has played and started in 790 games in his career and has averaged 25.3 ppg., 6.5 rpg., 3.1 apg., 1.1 spg., while shooting 45.5 percent from the field, 34.5 percent from 3-point and 81.1 percent from the foul line.
  • Has appeared and started in 66 career postseason games, has averaged 25.7 ppg., 7.3 rpg., 2.8 apg. and 1.3 spg.
  • 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 in 2002-03 to a 30-5 record and the school's first NCAA championship.
  • Named by Associated Press All-America second team as a freshman. Also named Most Outstanding Player of the 2003 Final Four and of the NCAA East Regional.
  • In the NCAA national championship game victory over Kansas, recorded 20 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, and in the Final Four win over Texas, exploded for a season-high 33 points and 14 rebounds.
  • Averaged in SU’s six NCAA games 20.2 ppg. and 9.8 rpg.
  • Consensus National Freshman of the Year, unanimous choice as 2003 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 the NCAA) and 10.0 rpg. (19th in the NCAA).
  • Led team in scoring, rebounding, minutes played (36.4 mpg.), field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted,was second in assists (2.2 apg.), 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 Kyam Anthony, son of Mary Anthony.
  • Has two brothers, Robert and Wilford, a sister, Michelle, and half sister Daphne.
  • He and wife La La Vazquez have a son, Kiyan (pronounced kai-ann) Anthony.
  • Led Oak Hill Academy to a 32-1 record and a No. 3 final ranking in USA Today in 2001-02. Named 2002 All-America first team by USA Today and Parade Magazine and was named to the McDonald's All-American Team.
  • Also attended Towson Catholic High School (Md.).
  • Opened the Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center in East Baltimore in 2006.
  • Made a major contribution to the construction of the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center at Syracuse University.
USA Basketball Statistics
TEAM
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2012 OLY
8/0
46- 86
.535
23- 46
.500
15- 19
.789
38/ 4.8
130/ 16.3
1.3
0.0
0.5
2012 MNT
5/2
24- 46
.522
8- 20
.400
10- 13
.769
18/ 3.6
66/ 13.2
1.0
0.2
0.6
2008 OLY
8/8
27- 64
.422
14- 37
.378
24- 29
.828
34/ 4.3
92/ 11.5
0.4
0.3
1.0
2008 SNT
5/5
26- 50
.520
4- 16
.250
21- 22
.955
26/ 5.2
77/ 15.4
1.8
0.4
0.6
2007 OLYQ
9/9
65-106
.613
26- 45
.578
35- 49
.714
47/ 5.2
191/ 21.2
1.4
0.3
0.6
2007 SNT
1/1
11- 23
.478
2- 5
.400
4- 5
.800
6/ 6.0
28/ 28.0
4.0
0.0
3.0
2006 WC
9/8
64-127
.504
22- 50
.440
29- 46
.630
33/ 3.7
179/ 19.9
1.6
0.0
1.9
2006 SNT
5/3
31- 55
.564
8- 17
.471
14- 19
.737
11/ 2.2
84/ 16.8
1.0
0.2
1.4
2004 OLY
7/0
7- 28
.250
2- 11
.182
1- 2
.500
11/ 1.6
17/ 2.4
0.0
0.0
0.3
2004 SNT
6/0
20- 52
.385
5- 17
.294
17- 21
.810
17/ 2.8
62/ 10.3
2.0
0.3
0.9
2002 JWCQ
5/5
33- 61
.541
3- 9
.333
9- 15
.600
31/ 6.2
78/ 15.6
1.8
0.2
1.2
2001 YDFE
4/0
39- 59
.661
5- 13
.385
13- 17
.765
17/ 4.3
96/ 24.0
1.3
0.2
1.0
Totals
72/41
393-757
.519
122-286
.427
192-257
.747
289/ 4.0
1100/ 15.3
1.4
0.2
1.3
  • 2012 OLY - 2012 U.S. Olympic Games Team, London, England (the USA finished 8-0 and won the gold medal).
  • 2012 MNT - 2012 USA Basketball National Team (the USA compiled a 5-0 record).
  • 2008 OLY - 2008 U.S. Olympic Games Team, Beijing, China (the USA finished 8-0 and won the gold medal).
  • 2008 SNT - 2008 USA Basketball Senior National Team (the USA compiled a 5-0 record).
  • 2007 OLYQ - 2007 USA FIBA Americas Championship Team (the USA finished 10-0, won the gold medal and qualified the U.S. men for the 2008 Olympics).
  • 2007 SNT - 2007 State Farm USA Basketball Challenge USA Blue Team (the USA Blue Team defeated USA White Team 105-104).
  • 2006 WC - 2006 USA World Championship Team (the USA finished 8-1 and won the bronze medal).
  • 2006 SNT - 2006 USA Basketball Senior National Team (the USA compiled a 5-0 record).
  • 2004 OLY - 2004 U.S. Olympic Games Team, Athens, Greece (the USA finished 5-3 and won the bronze medal).
  • 2004 SNT - 2004 USA Basketball Senior National Team (the USA compiled a 5-1 record).
  • 2002 JWCQ - 2002 USA Junior World Championship Qualifying Team, Isla de Margarita, Venezuela (the USA finished 4-1 and won the bronze medal).
  • 2001 YDFE - 2001 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival East Team, Colorado Springs, Colorado (the USA East finished 3-2 and won the silver medal).
NBA Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2013-14
77/77
743-1643
.452
167- 415
.402
459- 541
.848
622/ 8.1
2112/ 27.4
3.1
0.7
1.2
Totals
790/790
7089-15,570
.455
855-2477
.345
4925-6070
.811
5173/ 6.5
19,958/ 25.3
3.1
0.5
1.1
 
College Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2002-03
35/35
277-612
.453
56-166
.337
168-238
.706
349/ 10.0
782/ 22.2
2.2
0.9
1.6

 

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