Channing Frye life and biography

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Channing Frye biography

Date of birth : 1983-05-17
Date of death : -
Birthplace : White Plans, New York
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Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-24
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, Forward-center for Phoenix Suns, NBA Draft

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Channing Frye is an American basketball player which is now playing as Forward-center for the Phoenix Suns of the NBA.

Proved to be one of the NBA’s top free-agent signings, expanding his game and receiving the playing time to become one of the league’s best three-point shooters and most improved players… In his fifth career season and first with his hometown team, averaged 11.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and a career-high 0.9 blocks in a career-high 27 minutes while playing in a career-best 81 games… Registered the largest increase in three-point field goals made from one season to the next in NBA history (minimum 50 games played), racking up a team-leading 172 three pointers (4th-NBA) after making 11 threes in 63 games in 2008-09… Was remarkably efficient, shooting a career-high 43.9 percent from long range (6th-NBA)…

Entered 2009-10 with 20 threes made in his four-year career (278 games) and then reached 20 three-pointers made in his seventh game as a Sun on Nov. 8 at Washington… Surpassed his single-season career-high of 11 three-pointers in his third game as a Sun… Quickly endeared himself to Suns fan by making a then-career-high six three-pointers in each of his first two home games (consecutive games: Oct. 30, Nov. 1), becoming the first center in NBA history to make six or more three-pointers in two-straight games and the sixth Sun in franchise history to accomplish the feat… Tallied an NBA-leading six games of six or more three-pointers made, most by a Sun since Raja Bell in 2006-07… That included a career-high seven made threes March 3 at LA Clippers… Entered the season having made multiple threes in a single game twice in his career, something he did 45 times (35-10) with the Suns in 2009-10… Set career highs in total minutes played (2190), field goals made (317), field goals attempted (703), total rebounds (427), assists (113) and blocks (74)… Started the first 41 games of the season, averaging 12.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 31.0 minutes while shooting 44.9 percent from the field, including 43.2 percent from three-point range… Tallied a single-season career-high 11 20-point efforts, surpassing his previous high of 10 in 2005-06, including a season-high 26 points Dec. 30 vs. Boston … Scored in double figures 47 times after doing so eight times in 2008-09… Six double-digit rebounding efforts and four double-doubles… Participated in the 2010 Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout at All-Star Weekend in Dallas... In the playoffs, averaged 8.2 ppg and 5.6 rpg in 16 games… Posted double digits in scoring in his last three playoff games, including back-to-back double-doubles.

Signed with the Suns as a free agent on July 14, 2009, making his return to his Arizona roots in 2009-10... The former University of Arizona and Phoenix St. Mary’s High School standout enters his fifth NBA season after a pair of two-year stints in Portland and New York... Drafted by the Knicks with the eighth overall pick in 2005, missed the start of the 2008-09 season after undergoing surgery to remove bone spurs from his left ankle… After returning to action, reached double digits in scoring eight times ... Collected a game- and season-high 17 points (7-11 FG), including 13 in the fourth quarter (5-6 FG), vs. Miami on November 26... Tallied a season-high eight boards in 17 minutes November 22 at Phoenix.


Earned First Team All-Pac-10 honors as both a junior and senior... Ranks high in several categories on Wildcats’ career lists, including second in blocks (258, also second in Pac-10 history), third in rebounds (975), seventh in FG pct. (.562), and eighth in total points (1,789)... Started 119 of his 133 career games... Averaged 14.3 points and 9.6 rebounds in 12 career NCAA Tournament games... Co-captain as a junior and senior...
2001-02: Led Pac-10 in FG pct. as a freshman, with career-high .595 (112-205 FGA)... Averaged 9.5 ppg and 6.3 rpg over 23.9 mpg in 34 games (25 starts)... Named to Pac-10 All-Freshman Team... Had six double-doubles... Career-high 16 rebounds at Oregon State, Dec 20, 2001...
2002-03: As a sophomore, was second in Pac-10 in total blocks (60) and in FG pct. (.569)... Averaged 12.6 ppg and career-high 8.0 rpg over 25.4 mpg in 32 games (27 starts)... Named honorable mention All-Pac-10 and Wildcats’ Most Improved Player... Had nine double-doubles and six 20+ scoring games...
2003-04: In junior season, earned the first of his two consecutive First Team All-Pac-10 selections... Scored a career-high 15.9 ppg with 7.4 rpg and .548 shooting over 30.3 mpg in 30 games (all starts)... Led Pac-10 with 2.10 bpg... Named team co-captain (first of two straight years)... Had six double-doubles and seven 20+ scoring games.


- Full name is Channing Thomas Frye
- Born in White Plains, NY, he and his family moved to New Hampshire when he was a baby and to Phoenix when he was seven
- Father Thomas is co-founder and co-president of Education Solutions and Services, which offers office support to public and private charter schools, while mother Karen is an Emmy-winning former reporter and producer for a Phoenix TV station, and CEO of Southwest Dimensions
- Grandfather John Mulzac was a member of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen
- While at St. Mary’s High School, led school to Arizona Class 5A state title with 30-3 record in 2000-01
- Averaged 22 ppg, 15 rpg and six blocks as a senior, earning Arizona Player of the Year honors from the Arizona Republic as well as Parade Magazine fourth team All-America designation
- Hobbies are fishing, listening to music and reading

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