Kiyan Anthony, son of Carmelo, is having an impressive first year on Long Island


Kiyan Anthony has been balling on Long Island.

The son of New York Knicks legend Carmelo Anthony, Kiyan transferred to Long Island Lutheran High School (Brookville) in the middle of last season but was ineligible to play.

This season marks his debut as a Crusader.

The four-star recruit has had an impressive junior season, contributing to LuHi’s 19-4 record. The team is ranked No. 3 in the U.S., according to ESPN.

His first game as a Crusader was against Oak Hill Academy (Va.), the same private school where his pops played and won the USA Today 2000–01 high school championship. Kiyan posted 10 points and his team secured a victory with a score of 84-57.

Kiyan, a shooting guard, is recognized as one of the top players in the country. He holds the No. 1 spot among recruits from the Class of 2026 in New York and ranks as the No. 8 shooting guard in the U.S., according to 247Sports.

Standing at 6-foot-5, Kiyan currently holds college offers from Bryant, Florida State, George Mason, Dayton, and Syracuse, where his father won an NCAA national championship in 2003.

In December, he notched a career-high 25 points during his school’s home opener against Chaminade. Last Friday, he scored 18 points against Mater Dei (Calif.), hitting five three-pointers. Watch his highlights below.

Kiyan, from Middle Village, transferred in 2023 from Christ the King High School in Queens. He says he made the right choice.

“I feel like I did make the right decision and I am happy where I’m at right now,” Kiyan told MaxPreps last month. “I’m still a junior so I still have another year and a half to play with LuHi so I’m excited for that.”

Leading up to that interview, Kiyan averaged 10.3 points, 2.4 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1 steal per game, per the report.

Kiyan and his squad’s next game is Friday, March 8, against the No. 20-ranked Wasatch Academy (Utah).

Top: Kiyan Anthony (#3) celebrates with a teammate after a bucket in his team’s game against Mater Dei. (Screenshot/

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