Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center is a Slam Dunk!
As a forward for the NBA’s New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony is a leader in points per game. Off the court, he leads a team of SU alumni and friends who supported the construction of the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center.
Kick-started with Anthony’s $3 million lead gift, the Melo Center was made possible by a team of generous donors who stepped up to complete the $19 million facility in time for the 2009-10 NCAA season.
The magnificent basketball facility, which was built in a highly visible location on Comstock Avenue, boasts two regulation-size practice courts, state-of-the-art training and sports medicine facilities, and a hall of fame that honors the teams, players, and coaches who have made the Orange basketball program one of the best in the nation.
Not only is the Melo Center helping the basketball program, it’s helping all student-athletes by freeing up space in Manley Field House. Now converted into an indoor synthetic turf field, Manley provides 16 other teams with an all-season practice facility.