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Did you know that Carmelo Anthony is really tall? He measures 6ft 8 inches and weighs approximately 240lbs. Did you know that he used to play for the Denver Nuggets before he began a career with the New York Knicks? Find out lots of fun facts about this awesome America basketball player below.

Fun Fact 1 Carmelo Anthony is a famous American professional basketball player who is known across the world for his outstanding sporting achievements and ability.

Fun Fact 2 Carmelo Anthony was born on May 29th, 1984 in Brooklyn, New York in the United States of America.

Fun Fact 3: Carmelo Anthony's middle name is Kyam. He was named after his Puerto Rican father who sadly passed away when Carmelo was 2 years of age.

Fun Fact 4: Carmelo Anthony was raised in the Red Hook project as a small child. The Red Hook project is a neighborhood based in Brooklyn, New York. He moved to Baltimore at the age of eight with his family.

Fun Fact 5: Carmelo Anthony focused on sports throughout his childhood. The area where he was raised in Baltimore was home to high criminal activity and drugs. Sport gave Carmelo Anthony something really positive to concentrate on and apply his efforts.

Fun Fact 6: Carmelo Anthony attended Towson Catholic High School in Baltimore. He played basketball at the school and soon earned himself the title of Baltimore's Sun's metro player of the year in 2001. His sporting abilities were a credit to the school, however, he wasn't always a star pupil as he often played truant which led him to suspension from school a number of times.

Fun Fact 7: Carmelo Anthony transferred to Oak Hill Academy in Virginia where he won the tournament MVP in The Les Schwab Invitational against Mater Dei High School. They also won other important tournaments including the Nike Academy National Invitational.

Fun Fact 8: During Carmelo Anthony's Senior year at Oak Hill Academy, he averaged 21.7 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.0 assists.

Fun Fact 9: During the 2002-2003 season, Carmelo Anthony played for Syracuse University. The Orangemen earned their first ever NCAA tournament in 2003. He decided to leave the university after his first season as he felt ready for the 2003 NBA Draft.

Fun Fact 10: Carmelo Anthony was named Second Team All American by the Associated Press during the season in which he played for Syracuse University.

Fun Fact 11: Carmelo Anthony was chosen by the Denver Nuggets in the 2003 NBA Draft. This is when his career in basketball really began.

Fun Fact 12: Carmelo Anthony achieved an incredible record when he became the 2nd youngest player in the history of NBA to score thirty points in a game.

Fun Fact 13: Carmelo Anthony left the Denver Nuggets in 2011. He began playing for the New York Knicks during the same year. The New York Knicks are part of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the NBA and the team plays at Madison Square Gardens in Manhattan, New York.

Fun Fact 14: Carmelo Anthony achieved his highest career score of 62 points on January 24th, 2014. This set the scoring record for any Madison Square Garden and Knicks' single game.

Fun Fact 15: Carmelo Anthony set another record in 2012 when he achieved 37 points against Nigeria. He set the record for the USA men's Olympic team for scoring the most points in a single game.

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