Carmelo Anthony's number 15 jersey retired by Syracuse
Sun, 24 Feb 2013 00:09:35 GMT —
Syracuse retired former star Carmelo
Anthony's No. 15 jersey during halftime of its game against Georgetown on Saturday in the Carrier Dome.
A sellout crowd of 35,012, the largest to see a college basketball game in an on-campus arena, watched a large replica of Anthony's jersey get unveiled in the rafters. The New York Knicks star was presented a framed jersey at center court.
"I feel like it was yesterday, like I'm running out onto the court to play a basketball game, and then when I think about it twice...I look up into the rafters and my jersey's there retired right next to that '03 National Championship banner," Anthony says.
Anthony, who played only one year of college ball and helped lead the Orange to their lone national championship in 2003, was greeted with a rousing ovation when he entered the Carrier Dome before the game.