- He led Syracuse to a 30-5 overall record and the National Championship.
- He was named second team All-America by the Associated Press and was a consensus pick for National Freshman of the Year.
- He was a unanimous selection for BIG EAST Conference Freshman of the Year and was first-team all-league as well.
- He was BIG EAST Conference Rookie of the Week a record 10 times during the course of the campaign.
- He averaged 22.2 points (16th in NCAA Division I, 4th in Big East) and 10.0 rebounds (19th in NCAA Division I, 3rd in Big East).
- He posted 22 double-doubles and led the Orange in scoring in 24 of 35 games.
- He led the team in scoring, rebounding, minutes played (36.4 mpg), field goals made and attempted and free throws made and attempted.
- Anthony was second on the club to fellow freshman Gerry McNamara in assists (2.2 apg) and steals (1.57 spg) and in three-pointers made and attempted.
- He only played on year of college basketball at Syracuse, and
- He has committed to donating $3 million back to the school
I am used to hearing about business owners who have achieved financial success giving huge donations and having buildings named after them, but cannot remember a donation of this size from someone who made their success as an athlete.
I cannot say enough about my years at Syracuse. It was an invaluable experience for me. I am proud to say I have my BFA in Advertising Design from the College of Visual & Performing Arts at SU. And I am thrilled to be able to share this news about a Syracuse University athlete giving back.
Keep up the good work Carmelo and Go Orange!