Anthony to enter NBA draft

Posted: Friday, April 25, 2003

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) With tears in his eyes and his voice trembling, Carmelo Anthony delivered the news most Syracuse fans were expecting but none wanted to hear.

I'm here in front of you today to announce that I will not be coming back next year,'' Syracuse's standout freshman forward said Thursday, just 17 days after he led the Orangemen to their first national championship. I will be moving on, moving on to the pros.''

And just like that, all those pleas for Anthony to stay One More Year!'' were forgotten.

Anthony had delayed making the decision until after the season, preferring to focus on winning. He led the Orangemen during the regular season with 22 points and 10 rebounds per game.

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