Syracuse Basketball: 5-star Tyler Jackson, 4-star Kiyan Anthony to visit SU

Syracuse basketball, Elijah Moore (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)
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A date isn’t yet set, but 2025 five-star point guard Tyler Jackson from Baltimore and 2025 four-star shooting guard Kiyan Anthony from New York City plan to visit Syracuse basketball together in the near future, Jackson told On3 national recruiting analyst Jamie Shaw.

The 6-foot-3 Jackson, who is a five-star, top-20 national prospect according to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite, received a scholarship offer from the Orange in late April.

He told Shaw, one of the top analysts out there, that he’s talking with Syracuse basketball, Alabama, Kansas and UCF about setting up some visits in the coming weeks.

"Regarding a ‘Cuse trip, Jackson said in the On3 article, “I’m actually going to visit up there with Kiyan Anthony. We don’t have a set date yet, but we are going up there together.”"

The 6-foot-5 Anthony picked up an offer from the Orange last November. Per media reports, he will officially visit Florida State from October 13 to October 14 and plans to also visit the ‘Cuse, Indiana and Michigan.

Highly rated Tyler Jackson and Kiyan Anthony eye a visit to Syracuse basketball together.

Tyler Jackson holds offers from LSU, Old Dominion, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, California, Kansas, Alabama, Maryland, Illinois, Rutgers, Seton Hall, DePaul, George Mason, Georgia Tech, Rhode Island, Houston, Penn State and UCF, among others.

He recently transferred from the Saint Frances Academy in Baltimore to the Atlanta-based professional league Overtime Elite for the upcoming 2023-24 campaign. Not too long ago, per reports, the Orange coaching staff was in attendance to watch Tyler Jackson at the Overtime Elite’s Pro Day in Atlanta.

In early July, Jackson helped lead the Baltimore-based Team Thrill to the 16U championship in the Under Armour Association league (“UAA”) on the AAU circuit.

Kiyan Anthony had a breakout spring and summer in grassroots basketball while playing for the Baltimore-based Team Melo in Nike’s EYBL league. Anthony, via the industry-generated 247Sports Composite, is a top-40 overall player and a top-10 shooting guard in the 2025 class.

A 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”), Anthony boasts an offer sheet that includes West Virginia, UCF, Michigan, Maryland, Dayton, Florida State, Pittsburgh, Albany, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Seton Hall, UMass, Providence, Memphis, Bryant, George Mason and Manhattan.

As I noted last Friday, Kiyan Anthony has scored a major name, image and likeness (“NIL”) agreement with the Irvine, Calif.-based underwear brand PSD, which was founded in 2007 by brothers Curt and Ryan Flaitz in Upstate New York.

The possibility of Syracuse basketball landing a 2025 backcourt of Tyler Jackson and Kiyan Anthony is obviously so intriguing, but both players have a long list of impressive suitors. I look forward to seeing them both on the Hill soon.

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