Syracuse Basketball: 4-star Kiyan Anthony jumps again in 2025 rankings

Syracuse basketball, Kiyan Anthony (Syndication: The Commercial Appeal)
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Syracuse basketball 2025 priority recruiting target Kiyan Anthony from New York City, a four-star shooting guard, continues to climb in the national rankings for his class.

The 6-foot-5 Anthony, who received a scholarship offer from the Orange coaching staff in November of 2022, took an official visit to the Hill toward the end of October.

He’s also officially visited fellow Atlantic Coast Conference squad Florida State, and Anthony has said he plans to take official visits to Big Ten Conference schools Indiana and Michigan.

When recently refreshed its top 150 of the junior cycle, this recruiting service moved Kiyan Anthony up six spots to No. 46 around the country in the 2025 class.

Syracuse basketball recruit Kiyan Anthony keeps on soaring in national ratings.

Anthony is a junior at Long Island Lutheran High School in Brookville, N.Y., a powerhouse program that is just getting underway with its 2023-24 season and is expected to compete for a national championship this term, numerous national analysts have said of late.

Long Island Lutheran’s stacked backcourt in 2023-24 also features 2025 four-star point guard Nigel James, a top-100 national prospect who was offered by the Orange in late August and took an official visit to Syracuse basketball in mid-September.

Around the time that the ‘Cuse offered Kiyan Anthony roughly a year ago, he was deemed a top-75 overall player in his class by some recruiting services.

However, this spring and summer, on the AAU circuit and at other showcase events, Anthony performed at an ultra-high level, and that helped fuel an expansion of his offer sheet, as well as a jump in his 2025 national rankings.

Anthony, who competes in grassroots basketball for the Baltimore-based Team Melo in Nike’s EYBL league, recently arrived inside the top 50, per

That being said, several other primary recruiting services actually have him within the top 40 nationally in the 2025 cycle.

Assuming Kiyan Anthony shines as a junior at Long Island Lutheran and helps his squad to a successful 2023-24 season and a high national ranking, I could envision Anthony making a run at five-star status and the top-25 overall in his class.

Beyond Syracuse basketball, his offer list includes schools such as West Virginia, UCF, Michigan, Maryland, Dayton, Florida State, Pittsburgh, Albany, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Seton Hall, UMass, Providence, Memphis, Bryant, George Mason and Manhattan.

Not too long ago, national analyst Rob Cassidy provided some thoughts on the Orange’s chances to ultimately land Kiyan Anthony. You can check out Cassidy’s comments by clicking here.

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