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Nuggets' Anthony earns USA Basketball honor

Updated: January 16, 2007, 4:43 PM ET
Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Carmelo Anthony, the suspended Denver Nuggets star who led the U.S. team at the world championships, was chosen Tuesday as USA Basketball's male athlete of the year.

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Anthony averaged 19.9 points on a team that won a bronze medal in Japan. He scored a U.S.-record 35 points in a victory over Italy during pool play.

After a disappointing stint with the U.S. team at the 2004 Olympics, Anthony joined LeBron James and Dwyane Wade as captains of ...

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