By Dustin Krugel
Posted: May 22, 2002
Last Saturday NBA hopeful Amare Stoudemire graduated from high school, but he hasn’t had too much time to ponder his newfound freedom.
On Monday, the Orlando Magic became the first NBA team to work out the 6-9, 245-pound man-child from Cypress Creek (Fla.) High School and the Suns followed up with a private workout of their own at America West Arena Wednesday morning. His next stop is scheduled for Friday with the Houston Rockets, who own the first selection in next month’s NBA Draft.
“He certainly has a little bounce in his step,” Suns Head Coach Frank Johnson said of Stoudemire, who is projected as a lottery pick. “He’s a very raw, young talented player and with some work he can certainly be pretty good in this league.”