Tuesday, September 4, 2007

‘Melo Still USA’s Top Dog

(Boulder-CO) First, I must congratulate the United States for finishing the FIBA Americas Games by routing Argentina for the gold medal in an effort reminiscent of the 1992 Dream Team. But secondly, I must point out that Carmelo Anthony has once again been the USA’s leading scorer despite missing a game with a heel bruise. ‘Melo finished the international competition with an average scoring clip of 21.2 points per game on an astonishing 63.2% from the field and it should be also be noted that Anthony connected on 57.8% of his three-point attempts too.

Still not sold that Carmelo Anthony is one of the best overall players in the world today? What about if I told you that ‘Melo was also second place behind only Dwight Howard in rebounding for Team USA! That’s right, Anthony averaged 5.2 boards a game in comparison to Howard’s 5.3 rebounds for the second best glass cleaning clip.

Once again, congratulations to Team USA for re-establishing themselves as the dominant force in this year’s FIBA Americas Games and to Carmelo Anthony for stepping up to the call of duty and leading the US of A.

Go ‘Melo!

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