Syracuse Basketball: More top-40 rankings for 4-star recruit Kiyan Anthony

Syracuse basketball, Kiyan Anthony (Syndication: The Commercial Appeal)
Syracuse basketball, Kiyan Anthony (Syndication: The Commercial Appeal) /

All of the primary recruiting services have now updated their 2025 national rankings of late, and Syracuse basketball four-star priority target Kiyan Anthony continues to ascend in these ratings for the rising-junior class.

The 6-foot-5 shooting guard has seen his offer list and national rankings soar partly due to his stellar play on the AAU circuit this spring. The four main recruiting Web sites (247Sports, ESPN, On3 and all now rate him within the top 55 across the country in the 2025 cycle.

Previously, several recruiting services had him just inside the top 70, but Kiyan Anthony has vaulted into the top 40, according to both 247Sports and On3.

The Orange coaching staff offered a scholarship to him last November. He has said that he will officially visit the Hill at some point.

Syracuse basketball 2025 four-star recruit Kiyan Anthony is making moves in the national rankings.

A few days ago, On3 refreshed its 2025 national rankings, becoming the latest of the primary recruiting services to do so. On3, in this update, placed Anthony at No. 35 overall, No. 11 at shooting guard and No. 1 in the state of New York.

With all the main recruiting Web sites having published new 2025 national ratings, let’s review where things stand with the consensus four-star Kiyan Anthony on a national scale:

No. 37 nationally, No. 6 at shooting guard and No. 1 in New York

No. 52 nationally, No. 13 at shooting guard and No. 1 in New York

No. 35 nationally, No. 11 at shooting guard and No. 1 in New York
No. 53 nationally

In a recent roundtable of 247Sports analysts and scouts, they discussed 2025 prospects who they think could end up being ranked higher than where they were situated in the most recent update for this class by 247Sports.

"Dushawn London, a national analyst with 247Sports, chimed in with Kiyan Anthony, writing in part that “he has already made huge strides in his game over the past year and I think this is just a sample size of where he can take his game. At 6-foot-4, Anthony continues to show his comfort with the ball in his hands, shot making, shooting and increased athleticism.”"

In recent months on the AAU circuit, Anthony has earned a lot of high praise from national analysts and scouts for his performances with the Baltimore-based Team Melo in Nike’s EYBL league. He is a rising junior at 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”).

In mid-June, the contact period opened up for the 2025 cycle, meaning that college coaches could initiate direct communication with prospects in this class. Since that time, Kiyan Anthony has disclosed numerous new offers, including Michigan, Maryland, Dayton, Florida State, Pittsburgh and Albany.

His offer sheet, besides Syracuse basketball, also includes Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Seton Hall, UMass, Providence, Memphis, Bryant, George Mason and Manhattan.

Recruiting experts say that in recent weeks, Anthony has heard from other big-time programs such as 2023 national champion UConn, Kentucky, Arkansas and Auburn, among others.

It’s really cool to see how Kiyan Anthony is evolving his all-around game, and I can’t stress enough that these new national rankings are solely due to his strong performances on the court and have nothing to do with the fact that his dad is Orange legend Carmelo Anthony.

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