Role model on and off the court
Athletic Accomplishments in College
In college Carmelo led the Syracuse Orangemen to their first national championship, to this date is there only one. As a freshman he was named most outstanding player in the NCAA tournament. Carmelo Anthony is the best basketball player to play for Syracuse.
Athletic Accomplishments in the NBA
In his rookie season he was named to the all-rookie team averaging 21 points and 6 rebounds per game. He played in his first all-star game in 2007. Carmelo was a key member of both the 2008 and 2012 gold-medal winning Olympic mens basketball team.
Who is Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo is a franchise player and the face of the Knicks organization through his dominance on the court and sense of responsibility off of it. He exemplifies the attributes of a positive role model by demonstrating the importance and relevance of community assistance and care for those who are less fortunate. In 2006, he was rated in the top ten for pros who give back.
What does his foundation do?
The Melo foundation mainly revolves around his efforts to positively impact the way of life for disadvantaged children and families. He runs this non-profit organization to improve the lives of under-served communities through education, recreation, and community outreach. He helps to inspire the less fortunate to transcend their circumstances.
Carmelo Anthony donated $837,000 in 2011 alone. He supports boys and girls charity, soles 4 souls, and wildaid. Constantly donates back to Syracuse University. "One person who's doing charity right is Carmelo Anthony." (Latinpost.com)