Stoudamire was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the second round (31st overall pick) of the [[[2005 NBA Draft]]. At the University of Arizona, Stoudamire led the Wildcats to an Elite Eight appearance in 2005 (He and Channing Frye were the first four-year players at UA not to make a Final Four appearance since the 1980s). Stoudamire hit a fadeaway shot with less than 2 seconds on the clock to beat Oklahoma State University. He also broke the individual three-point percentage record (shot 50.4%), previously held by NBA player Steve Kerr. He is best known for his quick release, long range, and deadly accuracy.