Amar'e Stoudemire

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Amar'e Stoudemire
Amar'e Stoudemire Knicks 2013.jpg
Stoudemire with the New York Knicks in 2013
Brooklyn Nets
PositionPlayer development assistant
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1982-11-16) November 16, 1982 (age 40)
Lake Wales, Florida
NationalityAmerican / Israeli
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High schoolCypress Creek (Lake Wales, Florida)
Mount Zion Christian Academy (Durham, North Carolina)
Cypress Creek (Orlando, Florida)
NBA draft2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Playing career2002–2020
PositionPower forward / Center
Number32, 1, 5
Career history
20022010Phoenix Suns
20102015New York Knicks
2015Dallas Mavericks
2015–2016Miami Heat
2016–2017,
2018–2019
Hapoel Jerusalem
2019Fujian Sturgeons
2020Maccabi Tel Aviv
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points15,994 (18.9 ppg)
Rebound6,632 (7.8 rpg)
Assists1,050 (1.2 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Amar'e Carsares Stoudemire (born November 16, 1982) is an American-Israeli professional basketball coach and former player. He serves as player development assistant for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award in 2003 with the Phoenix Suns, who selected him with the ninth overall pick of the 2002 NBA draft. He made six appearances in the NBA All-Star Game and was named to the All-NBA Team five times, including one first-team selection in 2007.

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Stoudemire played high school basketball for three different schools, ultimately graduating from Cypress Creek High School in Orlando, Florida, and declaring for the NBA draft as a prep-to-pro player. He won several prep honors, including being selected as Florida's Mr. Basketball. Stoudemire suffered from chronic knee problems during his career and underwent microfracture surgery on both knees. He played for the Suns, the New York Knicks, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Miami Heat before retiring from the NBA in 2016.

Stoudemire won a bronze medal with the United States national team at the 2004 Olympic Games. His off-court ventures include a record label, a clothing line, acting and a series of children's books for Scholastic Press. In addition, Stoudemire owns a significant share of Hapoel Jerusalem, the team he won a championship with in 2017. He was the 2020 Israeli Basketball Premier League Finals MVP.