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Amar'e Stoudemire
Stoudemire with the New York Knicks in 2013
No. 32 – Maccabi Tel Aviv
Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born November 16, 1982 (1982-11-16) (age 39)
Lake Wales, Florida
Nationality American / Israeli
High school Cypress Creek (Orlando, Florida)
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
NBA Draft 2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Pro career 2002–present
League Israeli Premier League
Career history
2002–2010 Phoenix Suns
2010–2015 New York Knicks
2015 Dallas Mavericks
2015–2016 Miami Heat
Hapoel Jerusalem
2019 Fujian Sturgeons
2020–present Maccabi Tel Aviv
Career highlights and awards
  • 6× NBA All-Star (2005, 2007–2011)
  • All-NBA First Team (2007)
  • 4× All-NBA Second Team (2005, 2008, 2010, 2011)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (2003)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2003)
  • Israeli League champion (2017)
  • Israeli Cup winner (2019)
  • 2× Israeli League All-Star (2017, 2019)
  • All-EuroCup Second Team (2017)
  • Israeli League Cup winner (2016)
  • First-team Parade All-American (2002)
  • Florida Mr. Basketball (2002)

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.

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