November 01, 2006

carmelo anthony

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Background

2005-06 (Denver):
Played in 80 games, starting each one … Averaged a career-high 26.5 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.7 apg and 1.10 spg … Shot a career-high .481 from the field and a career-best .808 from the free-throw line … Scoring average increased by 5.7 ppg over last year … Ranked eighth in the NBA in scoring, the highest finish by a Nugget since Michael Adams ranked sixth in 1990-91 (26.5) … Highest scoring average by a Nugget since Adams in ’90-91 … Ranked 36th (tied) in field goal percentage (.481) and 35th (tied) in minutes per game (36.8) … Set single-season club records for free-throws made (573) and attempted (709) … Averaged 28.0 ppg after 12/1, shooting .488 from the field … Named the Western Conference Player of the Month for the month of March after averaging 29.9 ppg on .549 (189-344) shooting … First time he has received this honor in his career and he becomes the first Nuggets player since Fat Lever was Player of the Month in April of ‘88 … Named Western Conference Player of the Week for the week ending 3/19 … Marks the third time in his career he has been given that honor … Scored in double figures 79 times, 20+ 67 times, 30+ 28 times and 40+ four times … Grabbed at least 10 rebounds five times and had one double-digit assist game … Posted five points/rebounds double-doubles and one with points/assists … Had more 30-point games than his first two years combined … First Nugget with four 40-point games in a season since Michael Adams had six in ‘90-91 … Scored 35+ points 12 times and the Nuggets went 9-3 in those contests … Scored 2,122 points (10th-highest single-season total in team history), becoming the first Nugget to score 2,000 points in a season since Alex English did so in ‘88-89 (2,175) … Passed LaPhonso Ellis to move up to 14th on the Nuggets all-time scoring list vs. Minnesota on 3/31 … Scored his 5,000th career point at Memphis on 3/17, becoming the second-youngest player in NBA history (LeBron James) to score 5,000 points … Made five game-winning shots in the last five seconds (at Houston, 1/8; vs. Phoenix, 1/10; at Minnesota, 2/24; at Indiana, 3/15; vs. Lakers, 4/6) … All were jumpers, while shot against Minnesota was a trey … Also made a shot in the final seconds to force overtime vs. Dallas on 1/6 and made shots in the final 22 seconds against Cleveland on 1/18 and Philadelphia on 3/9 which gave the Nuggets leads they would never lose … Led the Nuggets in scoring 64 times, including two streaks of 16-straight games (1/10-2/8 and 3/12-4/10) … Led the team in rebounding six times and assists three times … Had 24 points and a career-high 10 assists vs. Dallas on 2/10 … Marked his first points/assists double-double of his career … Played in his 200th game at Portland on 1/25 … Made a career-high 19 free throws against at Chicago (1/16) and at Atlanta (12/18) … Also attempted a career-high 24 free-throws against the Hawks, setting a new club NBA record … Made the game-winning shot and posted his fourth double-double of the season with 43 points (15-31 FG, 13-14 FT), 11 rebounds, three steals and two blocks in a career-high 52 minutes vs. Phoenix on 1/10 … Attempted a career-high 31 shots … Tied a season-high with four steals and two assists in 40 minutes vs. Seattle on 12/29 … Posted a career-high 45 points (17-30 FG, 1-2 3FG, 10-12 FT) and eight boards in 39 minutes vs. Philadelphia on 12/27 … Most points by a Nugget since 2/28/99 when Antonio McDyess had 46 vs. Vancouver … Recorded his third double-double of the season with 37 points (19-24 FT), 11 rebounds, four assists and three steals in 49 minutes at Atlanta on 12/18 … Scored 42 points (13-18 FG, 1-1 3FG, 15-18 FT) to go along with eight rebounds, four assists and four steals in 41 minutes at Charlotte on 12/13 … Poured in 40 points (13-30 FG, 1-2 3FG, 13-14 FT) in 42 minutes at Miami on 12/9 … Placed on the inactive list with a left ankle sprain vs. the Hornets on 11/30 … Did not play in the final game of the regular season … Grabbed his 1,000th career rebound vs. Detroit on 11/23.

2004-05 (Denver):
Played and started in 75 games … Averaged 20.8 ppg, 5.7 rpg and 2.6 apg in 34.8 minutes … Shot .431 from the field and .796 from the free-throw line … Ranked 19th in the NBA in scoring and 16th in points per 48 minutes (28.7) … Scored in double figures 68 times, including 43 games of 20+ and seven of 30+ … Led the team in scoring 44 times, in rebounding eight times and in assists five times … Scored a season-high 36 points in each of the last two regular season games (at Phoenix on 4/18 and vs. Portland on 4/19) … Added 13 rebounds and a career-high-tying four blocked shots (second time) against the Blazers … 72 points was highest two-game total of his career … Averaged 24.5 ppg and shot .503 (99-197) from the field in April … Averaged 22.4 ppg on .496 (196-395) shooting over the last two months of the season (26 games) … Attempted 573 free-throws – 12th most in the NBA … 456 makes were also 12th-most … Scored his 3,000th career point vs. the Spurs on 4/1 … Tied a season high with four steals (fourth time) vs. Portland on 3/7 … Tied a career high (third time) with 16 free-throw attempts vs. Indiana on 3/3 … Scored 31 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter (21 in second half), and grabbed 10 rebounds at New Orleans on 2/27 … Made the game-winning shot with nine-tenths of a second left at Atlanta on 2/15 … Was named MVP of the got milk? Rookie Challenge during All-Star Weekend after scoring 31 points … Played a career-high 46 minutes at Golden State on 1/17 (also vs. Min., 11/4, in OT) … Missed five games (12/18-12/27) due to a sprained left ankle and one (11/29) due to a sprained right ankle … Had 25 points and 10 rebounds and hit the game winning jumper with 3.6 seconds left at Boston on 12/15 … Scored 28 points, grabbed eight rebounds and tied a career high with nine assists at Toronto on 12/10 (also 3/12/04 at Milwaukee) … Sixth point vs. Heat on 12/4 was the 2,000th of his career as he became the third-youngest player in NBA history to reach that mark (behind LeBron James and Kobe Bryant) … Scored 30 points vs. Toronto on 11/17 and was 16-16 from the free-throw line setting new career highs for makes and attempts … Grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds in a career-high 46 minutes vs. Minnesota on 11/4 … 14 boards tied a career high (third time).


2003-04 (Denver):
Had an outstanding rookie season, appearing in all 82 games and averaging 21.0 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 2.8 apg and 1.18 spg in 36.5 minutes … Finished second in got milk? Rookie of the Year voting … Unanimous NBA All-Rookie First Team selection … Became the first NBA rookie to lead a playoff team in scoring since David Robinson of the Spurs did so in 1989-90 … Ranked first among NBA rookies and 12th overall in the NBA in scoring (21.0) … Set Nuggets rookie records for points (1,725), scoring average (21.0), field goals made (624), field goals attempted (1,465), free-throws made (408), free-throws attempted (525) and minutes played (2,995) … Averaged 24.7 ppg after February 1 (33 games) … Led or tied for team lead in scoring 48 times, in rebounds 12 times and assists eight times … Scored 10+ points in 78 of 82 games, including 48 games with 20+ and 10 of 30 or more … Scored at least 20 in 16 of 19 and 32 of his last 38 games… Was named got milk? Western Conference Rookie of the Month six consecutive months - November, December, January, February, March and April … Earned two NBA Player of the Week honors (3/14, 4/11) … Competed in the got milk? Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend, scoring 17 points, dishing out five assists and grabbing three rebounds in 30 minutes … Had 30 points on 12-24 shooting vs. Portland on 4/10 … Scored 23 in the second half and overtime, including the game-tying shot with 3.7 seconds left in a game the Nuggets had to have in the race for a playoff spot … Recorded ninth 30+ game and 11th double-double with 36 points and 11 rebounds at Phoenix on 4/7 … Had a career-high and Nuggets rookie record 41 points against Seattle on 3/30 … Was 19-29 from the field, both career-highs … The 19 FGM were a Pepsi Center record … Became the second-youngest player (19 years, 305 days) to score 40 points in a game in NBA history … Registered his seventh 30+ scoring outing with 31 points and dished out a career-high nine assists at Milwaukee on 3/12 … Notched his sixth 30+ scoring game this season with 35 points (14-25 FG) against Lakers on 2/25 ... Recorded 10th double-double of the year with a game-high 26 points and a career-high 14 rebounds (including a career-high and Nuggets season-high 11 offensive boards) at Memphis on 2/23 … Recorded fifth 30+ scoring game with 35 points (12-19 FG) at Orlando on 2/20 … Scored 39 points (14-22 FG, 1-2 3FG, 10-14 FT) in 34 minutes vs. Portland on 2/2 … Scored a game-high 31 points (12-17 FG) vs. Miami on 1/18 … Had 22 points and a team-high 12 rebounds at Sacramento on 1/11 … First time with 20+ points and 10+ rebounds … Scored 22 of his 37 points in the third quarter vs. Houston on 12/26, outscoring the Rockets by himself, 22-21 … 22-point quarter is new Pepsi Center record (either team) for points in a quarter … Hit the game-winning lay-up with 6.0 seconds remaining at Seattle on 12/17 … Posted consecutive double-doubles against Atlanta on 12/9 and vs. Boston on 12/7 … Scored 26+ points in three straight games (12/2-12/5) … Blocked a career-high four shots vs. Cleveland on 12/2 … Had a career-high 14 rebounds and vs. Orlando on 11/14 … Logged a career-high 44 minutes twice (vs. Seattle, 3/30 and vs. Indiana, 3/7) … Had a career-high five steals twice (vs. Dallas, 1/16; at Chicago, 11/10) … Scored 30 points, including 11 in overtime vs. L.A. Clippers on 11/7 … At 19 years and 151 days old, became the second youngest player in NBA history to score 30 (Kobe Bryant) … Scored 30 points in sixth career game - fewest games for a Nuggets rookie to reach 30 points since 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.


PLAYOFFS:
2005: Averaged a team-high 19.2 ppg, 5.4 rpg and 2.0 apg in five games vs. San Antonio … Was guarded by Bruce Bowen, marking the second-straight year he drew one of the NBA’s best defenders in the first round (Trenton Hassell in 2004) … Had 14 points and six rebounds in Game 1 win in San Antonio … Scored 19 points and added six boards in 39 minutes in Game 3 … Scored a playoff-career-high 28 points to go with seven rebounds and five assists in 46 minutes in Game 4 … Tallied 25 points and four rebounds in Game 5 … 2004: Averaged 15.0 ppg and 8.3 rpg in four games in Denver’s first round loss to Minnesota … Had 19 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals in 36 minutes before fouling out in his playoff debut in Game 1 … Scored 15 points, pulled down nine boards and dished out three assists in 37 minutes in Game 2 … Posted a double-double with 24 points, 10 rebounds and four dimes in 38 minutes in Denver’s Game 3 win … Had just two points and eight rebounds in 32 minutes in Game 4 … Suffered a sprained left knee in Game 4 and did not play in Game 5.


COLLEGE:
Named Second-Team All-America by AP as a freshman...Led Syracuse to a 30-5 record and the school's first NCAA Championship in men's basketball...Named Most Outstanding Player of the 2003 Final Four and East Regional...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...Avergaed 22.2 ppg(16th in nation) and 10.0 rpg (19th in nation)...In the national championship victory over Kansas scored 20 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and had seven assists.


Personal

Full name is Carmelo K. Anthony.
Won a bronze medal as a member of Team USA in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.
Fan of Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Orioles and Texas Longhorns college football team.
Has a Pet Chinese Shar-pei named Stoney and an American Bulldog named Scrappy.
Has two brothers and a sister.
Donated $1,000 to Asian Tsunami relief efforts for each point scored vs. San Antonio (1/8/05) and Houston (1/9/05), totaling $35,000.
Was drafted No. 3 by the Denver Nuggets in 2003 and was selected as the 2005 got milk? Rookie Challenge MVP.
Attended Syracuse University.
Hosted “A Very Melo Christmas” where hundreds of kids participated in a festive holiday party.
Featured on the cover of EA Sports’ NBA Live 2005 and NCAA March Madness 2004 basketball video games.

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