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Amar'e Stoudemire Biography

Birth Name:
Amar'e Carsares Stoudemire
Birth Place:
Lake Wales, Florida, United States
Pro basketball player

Fast Facts

  • Did not play organized basketball until the age of 14 and was ineligible as a high-school junior due to his numerous transfers (attended six schools)
  • Named Florida's Mr
  • Basketball in 2002, when he also played in the McDonald's All-American Game at Madison Square Garden
  • Planned to attend University of Memphis on a scholarship before deciding to skip college and enter the NBA Draft, in which he was selected ninth overall by the Phoenix Suns
  • Won the 2003 Rookie of the Year award
  • Named to five All-Star Teams in eight seasons with Phoenix before joining the New York Knicks in July of 2010
  • Won Wheel of Fortune NBA Week in 2003, donating his winnings to the Boys & Girls Club
  • Nicknamed STAT (Standing Tall and Talented), which is tattooed on his right arm and referenced on YouTube under "statTV," a channel providing access to his life off the court
  • Spent a week in Israel in the summer of 2010 exploring what he calls his "Hebrew roots," stemming from his mother's studies of the Old Testament


  • Calvin Stoudemire -- Brother
  • Hazell Stoudemire Jr. -- Brother
  • Jerrell Stoudemire -- Brother
  • Marwan Stoudemire -- Brother
  • Aré Stoudemire -- Daughter
  • Assata Stoudemire -- Daughter
  • Hazell Stoudemire -- Father
  • Carrie Stoudemire -- Mother
  • Chiquitta -- Sister
  • Dasia -- Sister
  • Delillah -- Sister
  • Alijah Carsares Stoudemire -- Son
  • Amar'e Stoudemire Jr. -- Son
  • Alexis Welch -- Wife