Channing Frye comes home to play for Suns

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Channing Frye grew up cheering for the Phoenix Suns. Now he'll play for them.

The 6-foot-11, 250-pound Frye agreed to a two-year contract with the second year at his option. He will earn about $2 million next season.

The Suns formally introduced Frye, not that he needed it. His news conference was held in the arena where he led St. Mary's High School to the 5A state championship in 2001.

Frye went on to become a star at the University of Arizona, and four years later, he's back in the desert.

The 26-year-old Frye said he chose the Suns over Cleveland, Denver and Washington. That was a business decision, but there also may have been some emotion involved.

Frye spoke of growing up a Suns fan. He attended church with former Suns star Kevin Johnson, and said his favorite player was Elliot Perry -- who suited up for Phoenix from 1993-96 and again in 2000-01.