Carmelo Anthony

Basketball, Basketball Player

1984 –

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Who is Carmelo Anthony?

Carmelo Kyam Anthony is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent in the National Basketball Association. He played high school basketball at Towson Catholic High School and Oak Hill Academy, and attended Syracuse for college where he led the Orangemen to their first National Championship in 2003. He earned the tournament's Most Outstanding Player award and left Syracuse after one season to enter the 2003 NBA Draft, where he was selected as the third pick by the Denver Nuggets. He was traded to the New York Knicks several days prior to the 2011 trade deadline.

Since entering the NBA, Anthony has emerged as one of the most well-known and popular players in the league. He was named to the All-Rookie team, to the All-Star team seven times and to the All-NBA team six times. Anthony led the Nuggets to two division titles and to the playoffs every year from 2004 to 2010. In 2009, he helped the Nuggets advance to the Conference Finals for the first time since 1985.

As a member of the USA National Team, Anthony won a bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics and gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

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Born
May 29, 1984
Red Hook
Also known as
  • Melo
  • Carmelo Kiyan Anthony
  • Carmelo Kyan Anthony
  • Carmelo Kyam Anthony
  • Melo Man
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Towson Catholic High School
  • Syracuse University
  • Oak Hill Academy
Lived in
  • Baltimore
  • Brooklyn
  • New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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