Carmelo Anthony’s son rises to the national rankings

Kiyan Anthony, the son of Syracuse basketball legend Carmelo Anthony, is one of the top 65 national prospects in his class, according to a new ranking.

Various recruiting services have recently released their first national rankings for the 2025 cycle. One of the leading recruiting websites, 247Sports, has recently released their first list of 2025 national rankings, and Kiyan Anthony made a good debut.

The 6-foot-3 fullback registers as a four-star, No. 62 across the country, No. 13 in his position and No. 3 in New York State.

Of course, it remains to be seen if Syracuse basketball coaches could end up offering Anthony, and if he might benefit from adjusting to the same school where his father won a national championship in 2003.

The son of former Syracuse basketball star Carmelo Anthony is a four-star player.

Kiyan Anthony is a sophomore at the famed Christ the King Regional High School in Middle Village, NY. In the most recent AAU circuit, he raced with the Baltimore-based Melo team in Nike’s EYBL league.

Christ the King, according to some high school hoop experts, is set to challenge for a national top-25 ranking in the 2022-23 campaign.

Another member of the Royals roster is 2024 four-star winger Dwayne Pierce. The 6ft5in shooter/small forward, a top 100 prospect in the junior class, has reportedly caught the interest of Orange’s coaching staff.

In grassroots basketball, Pierce competes for the New York-based NY Renaissance in Nike’s EYBL league.

Coming back to Anthony, his recruitment process has only just begun. Recruitment services say he already holds the first scholarship offers from Bryant and George Mason.

College coaches can’t contact high school 2025 prospects directly until mid-June 2023, so I’m sure over time we’ll start to see offers pour in for Anthony.

In an article earlier this year, 247Sports National Basketball Director Eric Bossi wrote in part, “A lanky 6-foot-3 shooting guard, Anthony has a nice sweater and unsurprisingly looks like he’s picked up some of his dad’s moves on the wing.”

In mid-July, Raymond Lucas Jr. of 247Sports said in a story that “Anthony’s scoring ability is evident as it brims with Carmelo nuances”.

As a sophomore in high school, for sure, Kiyan Anthony is going to continue to evolve his game. And we’ll have to wait and see if there can be any mutual interest between him and the ‘Cuse.

I will continue to follow his recruitment, and I think it’s really great that Anthony has entered the 2025 national rankings in such an impressive initial way.

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