When you’re the son of a player with powers Carmelo Anthony, people will always pay attention. After all, he was a 10-time NBA All-Star, was on the NBA 75th Anniversary Team, and built what is arguably the greatest team when he led Syracuse to the national title in 2003. gotta go your own way and that’s exactly what the four-star shooting guard Kiyan Anthony is being done.
Anthony Jr., 6ft 3in and 165lb in the Middle Village (NYC) Christ the King Regional, recently debuted No. 62 overall on 247Sports in the 2025 class first rankings.
Lean and tall, Anthony is a shooter in the middle of a growth spurt who is just starting to scratch the surface of what looks like a significant long-term talent as he seeks to forge his own identity as a player.
“I feel like I’ve made a lot of progress since EYBL,” Anthony told 247Sports. “I’ve been in the gym every day working on my body and my jump shot and I’m looking forward to the start of the season.
“I’m looking forward to showing people what I can do with and without the ball. We have a lot of big talents (Christ the King) and I’m looking forward to playing with these guys.”
In terms of hiring him, Anthony has three offers and many inquiries from large and medium programs.
“I’m just a sophomore, but now I have Bryant Memphis and George Mason, but I’ve been in contact with many schools. Penn State, Syracuse, St. John’s, Morgan State and some HBCUs are showing interest, Anthony said. “Many high schools and middle schools are showing interest.
Of course, the program with which his father won the national championship is special.
“Syracuse is important to me because of my father,” Anthony said. “He laid the foundation there, so I won’t be wrong if I go there. My options are really open since I’m just a sophomore.”
Because it’s still early days for Anthony, he hasn’t made any informal visits yet, but says he wants to go to college. For now, Anthony is focused on winning and improving his game as he wants to prove that he is one of the best sophomores in the country.
“I want to have a winning season,” he said. “Last year we lost, but this year I feel like we have everything to win everything.”