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Indiana basketball extends scholarship to Kiyan Anthony, son of Carmelo Anthony



The Indiana basketball program has extended a scholarship offer to 2025 guard Kiyan Anthony, son of Carmelo Anthony. (Kiyan Anthony / Instagram - @kiyananthony)

The Indiana basketball program has extended a scholarship offer to 2025 guard Kiyan Anthony. Anthony is the son of former NBA star Carmelo Anthony.

Kiyan Anthony is a four-star guard in the class of 2025. He is ranked No. 62 in the 247Sports 2025 rankings. He is a 6-foot-4 wing who plays for Christ the King (NY).

Anthony currently has offers from Syracuse, Indiana, Seton Hall, Providence, Tennessee, UMass, George Mason and others.

Anthony plays for 16U Team Melo on the Nike EYBL circuit and has been very good through the first two live periods. He’s averaging 17.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. He’s shooting 45.1 percent from the floor and 34.8 percent (16-of-46) from three in eight games. He’s had three 20+ point games so far this AAU season.

Anthony is a very good scorer. He has a great ability to create on the wing and finish from 15-feet and out. Anthony has tremendous length on the perimeter. His playmaking is getting better and better. He has 17 assists to just eight turnovers this spring.

247Sports national recruiting director Eric Bossi saw Anthony during the second live period. He broke down his game and development.

“Anthony impressed with deep shot making, the ability to attack of the dribble and he had some really nice live ball finds to teammates for easy buckets. He’s still quite thin, but he appears to have stretched out some since the high school season and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he’s in the middle of his growth spurt,” Bossi wrote. “It was back between his sophomore and junior year – the summer of 2000 – when Anthony’s dad first rose to prominence and Kiyan is making big strides at the exact same time. Not surprisingly, Syracuse had an assistant on hand each time Anthony took the floor.”

Indiana basketball head coach Mike Woodson coached Carmelo Anthony with the New York Knicks from 2011-14. Anthony led the NBA in scoring in the 2013-14 season at 28.7 points per game.

Not only was Mike Woodson a fan of Anthony, the feeling was mutual. When IU forward Trayce Jackson-Davis was mulling over the decision of retuning to Indiana or not after Woodson was hired, he went to Carmelo Anthony.

“I asked around, I asked last year, Carmelo Anthony, he told me he was his favorite coach he ever played for, and I can see why now,” Jackson-Davis said.

Kiyan Anthony’s recruitment is just getting underway but the relationship between Woodson and Carmelo is notable.

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Alec Lasley is the owner of Hoosier Illustrated, a comprehensive site covering news, updates and recruiting for Indiana University athletics. Alec has covered Indiana for six years and is a credentialed media member. He has previously worked for both Rivals and 247Sports.