More than a six-time All-Star Forward

At the age of 14, Amar’e began to play organized basketball, which changed his life forever. Despite playing only two years of high school basketball, Stoudemire earned many awards, including the USA Today All-USA Basketball First Team, Florida’s Mr. Basketball, Orlando Sentinel Florida High School Player of the Year and was invited to play in the McDonald’s All-America Game.

His phenomenal skills earned him interest from colleges around the country, but with his star on the rise, Stoudemire entered his name in the 2002 NBA draft. He didn’t take long to become one of the NBA’s top players…