Carmelo Anthony is being honored with such an award for his performances this summer while playing in the FIBA games where he was the sole American to be named to the five-man All-World team. ‘Melo accepted the award and made this statement taken from http://www.nuggets.com/, “I’m very honored to receive this award, I want to thank Mr. Colangelo and Coach K and his staff for giving me the opportunity to play for this team. I worked extremely hard over the summer to prepare because I take great pride in playing for my country. I also want to thank my teammates. They're a great group of guys and we had a lot of fun playing together. I look forward to continuing to work hard for USA Basketball and helping us get that gold medal in '08.”
The rest of the article sums up Carmelo’s numbers and offers some very high praise from USA Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski. This honor should be a nice fit with the rest of the other trophies in Carmelo’s office.
The whole article is right here: