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Is It Finally Melo’s Turn?

Published by on May 19, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Carmelo Anthony was as accomplished a high school basketball player as any who preceded him.

He was a Parade All-American, a USA Today All-American, a Sprite Slam Jam Dunk Contest winner, a McDonald's All-American, a Wendy's, Arby's, Hardee's, Burger King, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell All-American.

You get the point.

Even out of high school, he could have been a top-two pick in the 2002 NBA Draft. Take a look at the top ten picks that year:

Yao Ming Jay Williams Mike Dunleavy, Jr. Drew Gooden Nikoloz Tskitishvili Dajuan Wagner Nene Chris Wilcox Amare Stoudemire Caron Butler Tell me that Melo wouldn't have gone ahead of everyone of those guys except maybe Yao Ming.

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