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Son of NBA Legend Receives Offer from Tennessee Basketball

Kiyan Anthony
Class of 2025 prospect Kiyan Anthony. Photo via @KiyanAnthony on Instagram.

The Tennessee Volunteers have extended a scholarship offer to the son of one of the great players in NBA history.

Kiyan Anthony, the son of NBA legend Carmelo Anthony, announced on May 1 that he had officially received an offer from Rick Barnes and the University of Tennessee. Anthony posted his announcement to social media shortly after with a picture of Vols’ point guard Zakai Zeigler.

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Kiyan Anthony is a 6-foot-4, 165-pound shooting guard from the class of 2025, meaning that there is still a good amount of time between now and whenever his recruitment really starts heating up.

Until then, though, Tennessee was the ninth team to offer Anthony a scholarship offer. Anthony has also received offers from Indiana and Illinois since receiving one from Tennessee, bringing his total up to 11.

In addition to Tennessee, Anthony also has offers from programs such as Memphis, Seton Hall, and his Dad’s former team Syracuse.

Kiyan Anthony is a four-star recruit in the class of 2025 according to 247 Sports. Additionally, 247 has Anthony ranked as the No. 62 overall player in the class, the No. 14 shooting guard in the class, and the No. 3 player from New York.

Anthony currently plays ball at Christ The King Regional in Middle Village, NY.

Tennessee has been building a strong New York pipeline in the last few years. The Vols originally began by plucking Zakai Zeigler from Long Island in the class of 2021 followed by forward Tobe Awaka from Hyde Park, NY, in the class of 2022.

Tennessee is also bringing in Harvard transfer forward Chris Ledlum this offseason, who is originally from Staten Island, according to 247.

The Vols also closed down the 2022-2023 season in New York’s Madison Square Garden this past March with a loss in the Sweet 16 of the March Madness tournament.

Kiyan Anthony is the son of NBA legend Carmelo Anthony. The 20-plus-year veteran in the league is a 10-time all-star, a two-time Second Team All-NBA selection, and a one-time scoring champion in 2013. Anthony’s college days were spent at Syracuse where he was an NCAA Champion in 2003 and named the NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player that same year.

Syracuse was the fifth team to offer Anthony a scholarship behind George Mason, Bryant, Memphis, and Manhattan this past November.

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