Carmelo Anthony was named the USA basketball player of the year on Tuesday.
Anthony averaged 19.9 points on a team that won a bronze medal in Japan.
“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.”