2003 National Championship Game Stats: 20 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists in 37 minutes.
Carmelo Anthony was a college basketball phenom, averaging 22.2 points and 10 rebounds per game in his one and only season as a college player. He was the unanimous 2003 Freshman of the Year and was named the NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player.
After his only year as a member of the Orange, Anthony declared for the NBA draft and was selected third overall by the Denver Nuggets.
(TRIVIA: Who were the two players drafted before Anthony?).
Anthony has spent 10 years in the NBA. Eight seasons in Denver and two with his current team, the New York Knicks.
For his career, he averages 24.7 points per game in the regular season and 24.8 in the playoffs. He was named to three All-NBA teams and three All-Star teams.
He's led a team to the Western Conference Finals in 2009 and has won a gold and bronze medal in the Olympics and a gold and bronze medal in the FIBA World Championships.
Off the court, Anthony donated $3 million to Syracuse University to build the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center where both the men's and women's basketball teams practice.
Anthony is arguably the best player ever to play for the Orange and considering all of his basketball accomplishments, should eventually be inducted into The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.