Carmelo Anthony, a 10-time NBA All-Star and future Hall of Famer, has a son, Kiyan Anthony, who is following his footsteps in basketball. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard from the class of 2025 has been steadily rising in the recruiting rankings. He is now ranked as the No. 37 overall high school junior in the country by the On3 Industry Ranking. And according to On3’s Joe Tipton, Kentucky is one of the top programs showing interest in Kiyan.
Kiyan Anthony recently mentioned that Kentucky has shown interest in him due to their presence at his games and practices. Kentucky’s interest in him grew when they witnessed his impressive performances. Although Kentucky has not made an official offer yet, coach Calipari has shown a keen interest in Kiyan’s potential and has been in contact with his father Carmelo Anthony.
Apart from Kentucky, Kiyan Anthony has also received offers from Syracuse, Florida State, Memphis, Indiana, Tennessee, Providence, Illinois, and Michigan, among others. He has already visited Florida State and Syracuse for official visits and plans to visit Indiana and Michigan next. Additionally, Kiyan has a noteworthy connection to VJ Edgecombe, a five-star shooting guard from the 2024 class, and the teammate of Kiyan at Long Island Lutheran in New York.
While Kentucky has not officially offered a scholarship to Kiyan Anthony yet, the team has been keeping a close eye on him. As of now, Kentucky has only offered 10 class of 2025 prospects. Kiyan Anthony anticipates making a college commitment around the same time next year, leaving plenty of time for Kentucky and other interested programs to refine their recruitment strategies for him.