It was written on the cards.
Syracuse legend and free agent Carmelo Anthony started his legend playing for the Orange and had arguably the best freshman run any college hooper could embark on, averaging 22.2 points and 10 rebounds, and eventually led the school to its first NCAA championship.
Almost 20 years after shocking the college basketball scene, Anthony’s son, Kiyan, received an offer to play for Syracuse.
Kiyan is a four-star sophomore playing for Christ The King High School in New York. He already has other offers to play for Memphis, George Mason, Bryant, and Manhattan, per 247sports. The 15-year-old is a shooting guard, unlike his dad who played small forward. Kiyan already ranks amongst the best in his class in the position at No. 14 and No. 62 nationally.
“I feel like I have made big improvements since EYBL,” the younger Anthony said. “I’ve been In the gym every day working on my body and my jump shot and I’m looking forward to the season. I’m looking forward to show people what I can do on and off the ball. We got a lot of big talent on (Christ the King) and I’m looking forward to playing with these guys.”
In an interview with Dushawn London of 247sports in early October, Kiyan confessed he couldn’t go wrong playing for Syracuse if he chooses to go there.
“Syracuse is a big one for me because of my Dad,” Kiyan said. “He set the foundation over there so I won’t go wrong if I went there. My options are really open though since I’m only a sophomore.”