Carmelo Anthony says that he has patterned his game after Tracy McGrady.An early-entry candidate, Anthony played just a single season at Syracuse, but packed a career's worth of highlights in freshman season. He was named second team All-America by The Associated Press as a freshman after leading Syracuse to a 30-5 record and the school's first NCAA championship in men's basketball. Named Most Valuable Player of the 2003 NCAA Final Four and MVP of NCAA East Regional.Anthony was a consensus national Freshman of the Year. He was the unanimous choice as Big East Conference Freshman of the Year and was an All-Big East First Team selection. Named Big East Rookie of the Week a league-record 10 times.Averaged 22.2 points (16th in nation, 4th in Big East) and 10.0 rebounds (19th in nation, 3rd in Big East). Posted 22 double-doubles and led team in scoring in 24 of 35 games. Led team in scoring, rebounding, minutes played (36.4 mpg), field goals made and attempted and free throws made and attempted. Was second on the team to fellow freshman Gerry McNamara in assists (2.2 apg) and steals (1.57 spg) and in three-pointers made and attempted.In the national championship game victory over Kansas, Anthony scored 20 points, added 10 rebounds and dished out seven assists. In Final Four win over Texas, exploded for a season-high 33 points and 14 rebounds. In six NCAA Tournament games, averaged 20.2 points and 9.8 rebounds.

Scored at least 20 points in 25 of 35 games. Played 38 or more minutes in 16 games and played at least 30 minutes in all but one game. Notched career-high 15 rebounds twice, vs. Georgetown and Connecticut. Also grabbed 14 rebounds four times. Produced 27 points and 11 rebounds in collegiate debut vs. Memphis. Recorded 30-point outings vs. Rutgers and at Georgetown. Hit 10-for-10 from the line against both Notre Dame and Rutgers.    

As a high school senior, led Oak Hill Academy to a 32-1 record and a No. 3 final national ranking in USA Today. Averaged 21.7 points and 7.4 rebounds. Named First Team All-America by USA Today and PARADE and was named to the McDonald's All-America Team. In the McDonald's All-America Game, scored 19 points to help the East to victory


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