Syracuse Basketball: 4-star Kiyan Anthony sees offers, rankings skyrocket

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

As Syracuse basketball 2025 four-star priority recruit Kiyan Anthony from New York City starred on the AAU circuit this spring, national analysts and scouts prognosticated that his offer sheet and his rankings were primed to explode.

These experts proved correct in their assessment. In recent weeks, as the contact period for his class opened up, enabling college coaches to initiate direct communication with 2025 prospects, the 6-foot-5 shooting guard has picked up a bunch of big new scholarship offers.

Additionally, in recent days, as numerous recruiting services have updated their national ratings for the rising-junior cycle, Kiyan Anthony has made some of the biggest leaps across the entire country.

Anthony, the son of Syracuse basketball legend and recently retired NBA star Carmelo Anthony, received a scholarship offer from the Orange last November. Kiyan Anthony has said that he will take an official visit to the Hill at some point.

Competition is growing for Syracuse basketball 2025 four-star target Kiyan Anthony.

Once the contact period opened up on June 15, Kiyan Anthony said on Twitter that he has landed newer offers from teams including Michigan, Maryland, Dayton, Florida State, Pittsburgh and Albany.

His offer list, at this juncture, also includes Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Seton Hall, UMass, Providence, Memphis, Bryant, George Mason and Manhattan. Per recruiting analysts and insiders, since June 15, other schools that have reached out to Anthony include 2023 national champion UConn, Kentucky, Arkansas and Auburn, among others.

According to recruiting experts and scouts, Anthony had a breakout spring in grassroots basketball competing for the 16U squad of the Baltimore-based Team Melo in Nike’s EYBL league. As a junior in the 2023-24 campaign, he will play for the powerhouse Long Island Lutheran High School in Brookville, N.Y., which is a member of the loaded 10-team National Interscholastic Basketball Conference (“NIBC”).

Up until recently, several recruiting Web sites had Kiyan Anthony in the top 70 overall of the 2025 cycle. However, 247Sports, and ESPN all refreshed their national rankings for this class in recent days, and Anthony is soaring.

Via 247Sports, he now checks in at No. 37 overall and No. 6 at shooting guard. ESPN places Anthony at No. 52, while has him at No. 53. Additionally, multiple recruiting services rank Kiyan Anthony as the No. 1 prospect in the state of New York within the 2025 cycle.

Over the last few days, he was among several Syracuse basketball recruiting targets who were selected to participate in the prestigious National Basketball Players Association (“NBPA”) Top 100 camp in Bay Lake, Fla., near Orlando.

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