Carmelo "Melo" Anthony


At Syracuse University, Carmelo Anthony led his team to an NCAA 2003 Championship. He earned the tournament's Most Outstanding Player award and the MVP of the NCAA East Regional. He was drafted in the first round by the Denver Nuggets, and won All-Rookie First Team in 2004. He played for the Nuggets for seven seasons before a surprise trade in 2011 landed him with the New York Knicks. He has been named to the All-Star and All-NBA teams numerous times throughout his career. In 2014, Anthony made history at Madison Square Garden, setting both the stadium's and the Knicks' single-game scoring record with a career-high of 62 points against the Charlotte Bobcats.