Melo named USA Bball's male athlete of the year

Melo named USA Bball's male athlete of the year

Postby nameant on Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:31 pm

Nuggets' Anthony earns USA Basketball honor

Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Carmelo Anthony, the suspended Denver Nuggets star who led the U.S. team at the world championships, was chosen Tuesday as USA Basketball's male athlete of the year.

Carmelo Anthony

Anthony

Anthony averaged 19.9 points on a team that won a bronze medal in Japan. He scored a U.S.-record 35 points in a victory over Italy during pool play.

After a disappointing stint with the U.S. team at the 2004 Olympics, Anthony joined LeBron James and Dwyane Wade as captains of the team in the worlds. He was was the only American chosen to the all-tournament team.

"Carmelo was on a mission to make our team and he did much more than that, he led our team," USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo said. "He had a terrific summer with the USA team and demonstrated his overall basketball talents and his leadership. In my mind he is deserving and a great choice for this award."

Anthony, the NBA scoring leader, is serving a 15-game suspension for his role in a brawl against the New York Knicks last month.


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Postby ladam24 on Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:33 pm

Deserving.
"no matter what — no matter how hard, how far, or how many stand in my way, I remain determined."
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Postby Shadow on Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:32 pm

He deserves it, I still got a lot of respect for the guy even tho he has had his troubles in the past. Not only is he an amazing player, but he gives back to the community as well!

MELO 07-08 :jam2:
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Postby halekulani on Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:23 pm

the only guy close to melo on team usa would be joe johnson...
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Postby Crispy on Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:30 pm

i knew hed be better than wade. but i also thought he would be better than bron :mhihi:
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Postby koolkobe on Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:38 pm

i love melo's game :jam2:
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