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“I’m still super close with Autry.” An Update on Kiyan Anthony with the Contact Period Approaching

The recruiting saga of Kiyan Anthony, the son of legend Carmelo, continued this week as the four-star recruit discussed his college options with reporter Joe Tipton. The article started by discussing the pressures that Kiyan faces attempting to fulfill his father’s legacy. Anthony however, believes that the pressure evaporates when he steps on the court.

“I’m not trying to be him exactly, but him passing the torch down to me, it’s pressure but I don’t feel any pressure when I’m on the court. All the work I put in, I just show it on the court. It’s a great feeling, him leaning on me and trusting me to fill those shoes and passing the torch. I’m ready for what’s to come”

Kiyan Anthony

When it comes to the youngster’s skills on the court, Anthony has been described as a shooting guard/wing best known for his long-range shooting abilities. Recently, however, Kiyan has started to show off more of an all-around game. He has recently received praise for his finishing ability at the rim as well as his defense and rebounding. 

Kiyan, the 68th-ranked player in the class of 2025, mainly discussed Syracuse and Indiana, two schools he has family ties to in the article with Tipton. The rising junior has taken just one visit so far, attending at Syracuse football game. Anthony mentioned how his trip to the 315 felt like “home”, and while Jim Boeheim did retire, he is still “Super close with Autry.”

Outside of the Orange and Hoosiers, Anthony said he is interested in UCONN, Michigan and Houston. Tomorrow marks a big day for Anthony and the rest of his class. Starting on June 15th, coaches will be able to reach out directly to players instead of having to work through parents, coaches, or other people involved. 

In addition to Anthony, Autry and the coaching staff has started to offer other class of 2025 athletes. The Orange have offered only guards and wings so far in the cycle. This is just the start of the cycle however so expect Autry and Co. to extend their range in the coming months.

Kiyan Anthony announced back in February that he would be transferring for the upcoming school year from King Regional High School in Middle Village, N.Y., to Long Island Lutheran High School in Brookville, N.Y. LuHi competes in the National Interscholastic Basketball Conference, which plays a national schedule with a number of games on ESPN Networks.

The Fizz is owned, edited and operated by Damon Amendolara. D.A. is an ’01 Syracuse graduate from the Newhouse School with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.


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