Twenty years ago, future NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony led Syracuse to a national championship at the end of the 2002-03 season.
On Sunday, Kiyan Anthony, son of the 2003 NCAA Tournament All-Star, received an offer from Orange.
— Kiyan Anthony (@kiyananthony) November 13, 2022
The younger Anthony is 6’5″ in the class of 2025, who attends Christ the King High School in New York City. YouTube videos show him training with his father since early childhood.
Now he has a chance to enter the school that his father changed 20 years ago.
After his magical run, Carmelo Anthony entered the NBA draft but always remained in touch with Jim Boeheim and Syracuse. In 2014, he made a $3 million donation to establish the Carmelo C. Anthony Basketball Center, where Syracuse’s men’s and women’s programs are practiced. This season, the school plans to honor the national team that won the 2003 title on the 20th anniversary of its performance.
Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade—the top five in the 2003 NBA draft—had sons who became promising basketball players. Zaire Wade played in the G-League last season after finishing his high school career. Bronnie James is ranked 34th in the class of 2023 by Sportzshala. Now Kiyan Anthony could follow his father to Syracuse.