Nuggets' Anthony earns USA Basketball honor
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 the team in the worlds. He was was the only American chosen to the all-tournament team.
"Carmelo was on a mission to make our team and he did much more than that, he led our team," USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo said. "He had a terrific summer with the USA team and demonstrated his overall basketball talents and his leadership. In my mind he is deserving and a great choice for this award."
Anthony, the NBA scoring leader, is serving a 15-game suspension for his role in a brawl against the New York Knicks last month.
Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press
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