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Syracuse Basketball: Son of Carmelo Anthony earns strong analyst praise

Syracuse basketball, Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
Syracuse basketball, Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) /

Syracuse basketball legend Carmelo Anthony, who led the Orange to its only national title in 2003 during his only season on the Hill, has a son who played his freshman year of high school in the most recent campaign.

By the way, considering that I graduated from Syracuse University a couple of years before Anthony came to Central New York, and he now has a son in high school, this makes me feel quite old.


All kidding aside, Melo’s son, Kiyan Anthony, is a 6-foot-3 shooting guard in the 2025 class. Anthony will be a sophomore this coming season at the famed Christ the King Regional High School in Middle Village, N.Y.

On the AAU circuit, Anthony suits up for the Baltimore-based Team Melo in Nike’s EYBL league. This is logical, considering that Team Melo is his father’s AAU program.

Former Syracuse basketball star Carmelo Anthony has a son whose own recruitment is just getting underway.

As a member of the 2025 cycle, Kiyan Anthony’s recruiting process has a long, long way to go. Recruiting services have yet to put out national rankings for this class, but I’d bet that Anthony will evolve into a four-star or a five-star prospect in this cycle.

According to recruiting services, he holds really early offers from George Mason and Bryant. Might the Orange offer a scholarship to Anthony down the line? That remains to be seen.

Nike’s EYBL league recently held its latest round of games at the Hy-Vee Arena in Kansas City, Mo.

I only saw two box scores on the EYBL Web site as it pertains to Team Melo match-ups in Anthony’s division, but here are his statistics:

Game 1: 12 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal
Game 2: 5 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist

In his first game, by the way, Anthony connected on 5-of-11 attempts from the field.

Eric Bossi, the national basketball director for 247Sports, discussed Anthony a bit in a recent article stemming from that latest EYBL session in Kansas City.

"Bossi wrote in part, “A rangy 6-foot-3 shooting guard, Anthony has a nice looking jumper and not surprisingly looks to have picked up some of his father’s moves on the wing.” Yes, please."

In a fun development, I came across a tweet at the end of June from high-school hoops analyst and scout Samad Hines. He reported that, on Saturday, January 21, Anthony and Christ the King plan to square off against the Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, Calif.

One of the stand-outs for the Sierra Canyon School is 2023 four-star shooting guard Bronny James, who is the son of another NBA superstar, LeBron James.

This is merely a guess, but something tells me that the sons of good friends Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James going toe to toe will end up on national television. Just a hunch.

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