Amar'e Stoudemire

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Amar'e Stoudemire
Stoudemire with the Suns
Free agent
Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1982-11-16) November 16, 1982 (age 36)
Lake Wales, Florida
NationalityAmerican / Israeli
High schoolCypress Creek (Orlando, Florida)
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
NBA Draft2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Pro career2002–present
Career history
20022010Phoenix Suns
20102015New York Knicks
2015Dallas Mavericks
2015–2016Miami Heat
2016–2017,
2018–2019
Hapoel Jerusalem
Career highlights and awards

Amar'e Carsares Stoudemire (born November 16, 1982) is an American-Israeli professional basketball player who last played for Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli Premier League and the Basketball Champions League. 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.

Stoudemire played high school basketball for five 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. The highly athletic 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.