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High School

Oak Hill Academy

Carmelo Anthony was born on May 29, 1984 in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Towson Catholic High School in Towson, Maryland, where he was a two-time McDonald’s All-American and the Naismith High School Player of the Year in 2002.

Here is a more detailed list of Carmelo Anthony’s high school accomplishments:

  • Led Oak Hill Academy to the 2002 National Championship
  • Named the Naismith High School Player of the Year
  • Named to the McDonald’s All-American team
  • Named to the Parade All-American team
  • Averaged 22.2 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game as a senior
  • Scored 61 points in a game against Long Island Lutheran
  • Shot 57.9% from the field and 37.5% from three-point range as a senior

Carmelo Anthony was a highly sought-after recruit out of high school. He received offers from several major universities, including Duke, Kentucky, and Syracuse. Carmelo ultimately decided to attend Syracuse University.

College: Carmelo POY

Syracuse Carmelo

As mentioned, Carmelo Anthony played college basketball for the Syracuse Orangemen from 2002 to 2003.  Anthony was a one-and-done player at Syracuse, but he made the most of his time there. Carmelo led the Orangemen to their first ever NCAA Tournament championship and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament. All in all, Melo was also named a consensus All-American and was selected third overall in the NBA Draft.

Professional: Melo


Carmelo Anthony was drafted by the Denver Nuggets with the third overall pick in the 2003 NBA draft. He played for the Nuggets for seven seasons, averaging 25.0 points per game.  Carmelo played for various teams throughout his career.

  •  2011, traded to the New York Knicks. He played for seven seasons, averaging 22.4 points per game.
  • 2017, Carmelo was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Melo played for the Thunder for one season, averaging 16.7 points per game.
  • 2018, he was traded to the Houston Rockets. Carmelo played for the Rockets for one season, averaging 13.4 points per game. I
  • 2019, he was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers. He played for the Trail Blazers for one season, averaging 15.4 points per game.
  • 2020, he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. He played for the Lakers for one season, averaging 13.3 points per game. In 2021, he signed with the Portland Trail Blazers. Carmelo is currently a member of the Trail Blazers.

2022-23 Carmelo Anthony

Anthony is currently a member of the Portland Trail Blazers. He is averaging 13.3 points per game in the 2022-23 NBA season. Carmelo is shooting 40.5% from the field and 30.3% from three-point range. Anthony is a 10-time NBA All-Star and a six-time All-NBA selection. He is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a two-time FIBA World Cup gold medalist. Meloo is one of the most prolific scorers in NBA history. He is currently 19th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, with 28,298 points.

Melo Fades Away: Carmelo Anthony Announces Retirement

Carmelo Anthony, the NBA’s 9th all-time leading scorer, has announced his retirement after a 19-season career. The future Hall of Famer leaves the game with 28,289 points, 7,441 rebounds, and 2,767 assists, cementing his legacy as one of the most prolific scorers in NBA history.

Anthony’s journey began with a bang, winning an NCAA Championship with Syracuse in 2003 before being drafted 3rd overall by the Denver Nuggets. He quickly rose to stardom, becoming a six-time All-NBA selection and a 10-time All-Star.

While championship glory eluded him, Anthony’s impact on the game is undeniable. His smooth shooting stroke, relentless attacking style, and passion for the game inspired generations of players.

“It’s been a long and beautiful journey,” Anthony stated in his retirement announcement. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to play this game at the highest level and for the unwavering support of my family, friends, and fans.”

With his retirement, Carmelo Anthony leaves behind a legacy of scoring prowess, unwavering dedication, and a love for the game that transcended individual accolades. His journey is one that will be remembered and celebrated for years to come.

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