Kiyan Carmelo Anthony, born on March 7, 2007, is the son of former Lakers player Carmelo Anthony and actress La La Anthony. The 15-year-old, who is 6-foot-3, is currently in his sophomore year at Christ The King Regional as a shooting guard. He is following his father’s legacy as same as Bronny James, son of LeBron James.
Apart from this, on November 13, Kiyan announced that he received a scholarship from Syracuse University. According to sources, his father Carmelo was a former student there and won the NCAA championship in 2003.
Beyond blessed to receive an offer from Syracuse University! #GOORANGE🍊🍊 pic.twitter.com/uBMq5Kwdv7
— Kiyan Anthony (@kiyananthony) November 13, 2022
Following this, her mother La La Anthony took to her Instagram page to congratulate her son on getting the offer. Carmelo also congratulated his son on receiving such an acceptance offer in his Instagram story as “Just the beginning.”
However, apart from this he also received offers from George Mason and Memphis but the latter accepted the Syracuse offer becoming a part of the ‘Class 29’. He became more popular after his match against Sierra Canyon where LeBron James’s son Bronny James is currently playing.
How has Kiyan Anthony performed against Bronny James?
On December 12, 2022, NBA legend LeBron James’s son Bronny James and Carmelo Anthony’s son Kiyan Anthony played against each other. Bronny James’s Sierra Canyon faced Kiyan Anthony’s Christ The King. However, the Sierra Canyon defeated Christ The King with 62-51 with Bronny making 12 points and Kiyan making 8 points.
However, despite the loss, the world got to see the 21-year-old reunion of LeBron and Carmelo, who played against each other in 2002. Thus, the legends watching their sons playing brought back the memories of their match. Apart from them Kim Kardashian, Scottie Pippen, Kenyon Martin, Savannah James, and La La Anthony were also seen attending the game.
Following the match, Kian is starting to gain more popularity. With just a year younger than Bronny, Kiyan has become a sensation on social media with over half a million followers on his Instagram account. He is also considered a four-star prospect and currently stands at No. 62 in the class of 2025.
Besides this, the youngster is only in his teenage years but his skills are proving him to become the next superstar in the coming years alongside Bronny James.