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Carmelo Kyam Anthony Biography: Facts, Familly, Awards, and Net Worth

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Carmelo Kyam Anthony is a basketball player from the United States. Anthony was born in Brooklyn, New York City, on May 29, 1984, to Carmelo Iriarte and Mary Anthony. Anthony lived in Brooklyn’s Red Hook housing projects. When he was two years old, his father died of cancer. His family relocated to Baltimore, Maryland, when he was eight years old. Anthony attended Towson Catholic High School in the Baltimore suburbs. He averaged 14 points, five rebounds, four assists, and two steals as a sophomore. His high school basketball team finished third in the state tournament with a record of 26-3.

Anthony averaged around 23 points and 10.3 rebounds his junior year. He was named County Player of the Year in Baltimore, All-Metropolitan Player of the Year in Baltimore, and Baltimore Catholic League Player of the Year in Baltimore.

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During his senior year, Anthony transferred to Oak Hill Academy, which is located in The Mouth of Wilson, Virginia. During that year, Oak Hill Academy won their first tournament, The Les Schwab Invitational, against Mater Dei High School, with Anthony winning the tournament MVP. In the Nike Academy National Invitational, Oak Hill Academy defeated Westchester High School in their second tournament.

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Oak Hill Academy faced St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in the third tournament. In that game, Anthony faced future NBA superstar LeBron James. St. Vincent-St. Mary High School was defeated 72-66 by Oak Hill Academy. In that game, Anthony had 34 points and James had 36. Anthony’s team finished the season 32-1 and ranked third in the country. He was named to the USA Today All-USA First Team.

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After high school, Anthony attended Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, where he played basketball during the 2002-2003 season. Anthony averaged around 22.2 points and 10 rebounds that season. In 2003, he led Syracuse to their first NCAA tournament appearance, where they defeated the Kansas Jayhawks in the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Game. Anthony was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.

He declared his availability for the 2003 NBA Draft shortly after. That draft included LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh, and was regarded as one of the most talented in NBA history. The Denver (Colorado) Nuggets selected Anthony third overall in the first round of the draft.

During his NBA career, Anthony was an 11-time All-Star, 2-time All-NBA Second Team selection, NBA Scoring Champion, and member of the NBA 75th Anniversary Team. Between 2004 and 2016, Anthony was a member of four US Olympic teams, winning a bronze medal in 2004 in Athens, Greece, and gold medals beginning in 2008 in Beijing, China, 2012 in London, UK, and finally in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is the all-time leader in points, rebounds, and games played for the United States Olympic team.

Anthony has played for the Denver Nuggets, the New York Knicks, the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Houston Rockets, the Portland Trailblazers, and the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA. Anthony is still an active player in 2022. In 2010, Anthony married Alani Nicole “La La” Anthony, and the couple has one son, Kiyan Carmelo Anthony. In 2021, Alain Nicole filed for divorce from Anthony.

As of 2022, Carmelo Anthony’s net worth is estimated to be $160 million.

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