Syracuse Basketball: Big offers flowing in for 4-star recruit Kiyan Anthony

Syracuse basketball, Kiyan Anthony (Photo by Cassy Athena/Getty Images)
Syracuse basketball, Kiyan Anthony (Photo by Cassy Athena/Getty Images) /

It was only a matter of time before Syracuse basketball recruiting target Kiyan Anthony from New York City started to see his scholarship offer sheet really take off.

The 6-foot-5 Anthony, a four-star shooting guard in the 2025 class, is off to a hot start amid two NCAA live periods in April on the AAU circuit.

Lately, national recruiting analysts and scouts have commented on how Anthony’s game is evolving beyond that of primarily a long-distance shooter into an all-around prospect who finishes through contact around the rim, displays his athleticism, and is more assertive on both ends of the court.

Kiyan Anthony, the son of Orange legend and long-time NBA star Carmelo Anthony, received a scholarship offer from the ‘Cuse last November. Understandably, some Syracuse basketball fans think it’s a guarantee that Kiyan Anthony will don an Orange uniform down the line, but I’m not in that camp.

He’s picked up several new offers of late, and as the contact period opens up in mid-June for players in the sophomore cycle, and college coaches can contact him directly, I fully expect the offer list of Kiyan Anthony to balloon.

Syracuse basketball faces growing competition for 2025 four-star shooting guard Kiyan Anthony.

Anthony said via Twitter about two weeks ago that he was offered by Big East Conference member Providence. More recently, he has secured offers from another Big East squad, Seton Hall, as well as UMass from the Atlantic 10 Conference.

His offer sheet also includes Memphis, Bryant, George Mason and Manhattan.

Kiyan Anthony will spend his junior year in the 2023-24 campaign at Long Island Lutheran High School in Brookville, N.Y., after previously competing for Christ the King Regional High School in Middle Village, N.Y.

His move to Long Island Lutheran will bring with it increased national exposure, as the Crusaders are a member of the loaded National Interscholastic Basketball Conference (“NIBC”), which is arguably the most prestigious high-school hoops league in existence.

This spring, Long Island Lutheran got a bid to the 2023 GEICO Nationals, finished the 2022-23 term ranked in the top five across the country, and is projected as a national-title contender in 2023-24, per some high-school hoops analysts.

In grassroots basketball, Kiyan Anthony suits up for the Baltimore-based Team Melo in Nike’s EYBL league. Last weekend, when the EYBL held a session in Emerson, Ga., during a live period, Anthony averaged 15.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 29.5 minutes per contest.

This weekend, in the second of two April live periods on the AAU circuit, the EYBL is conducting encounters in Mesa, Ariz.

Per the EYBL Web site, in his first two affairs this weekend, Kiyan Anthony registered 14 points, seven assists, five rebounds and two steals in one game. In the second contest, he tallied 14 points, two dimes and three boards.

Within the 2025 class, multiple recruiting services rank him as a top-70 national prospect, a top-20 shooting guard and a top-three player in the state of New York.

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