Pictured: Amar’e Stoudemire at Signing of His New Book ‘STAT’

Amar’e Stoudemire was in New York City on Thursday at Fashion’s Night Out at Saks Fifth Avenue for the signing of his new series of children’s books called “STAT” (Standing Tall and Talented).

The NBA star wore a fitted Calvin Klein suit and chic Tom Ford leather lace-ups, and of course, had his beautiful fiancee Alexis Welch in tow.Stat is 29-year-old Stoudemire’s nickname for all the points he made during games.  The book is part of a long series that will be released every other month by Scholastic.

“I am excited to create my book series with Scholastic,” said Amar’e Stoudemire. “They are the best in the business so I trust them with my stories. I decided to write for children because although I am an avid reader now, I wish I had read more as a child. I hope that together with Scholastic, we can creatively inspire a new generation to read.”

Pictured: (L-R) Alexis Welch, NBA player Amar’e Stoudemire, Karin Sadove, and Chairman and CEO of Saks Fifth Avenue Stephen Sadove attend Fashion’s Night Out at Saks Fifth Avenue on September 6, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images for Saks Fifth Avenue)