Kiyan Anthony, Carmelo Anthony’s son, is not even in high school yet, but has picked up an offer from Bryant University Men’s Basketball program, yesterday VerbalCommits.com Tweeted.
Kiyan is slatted to attend Christ The King in Middle Village, Queens, next year. The Royals boy’s and girl’s programs have produced several quality basketball players over the years, including ex-NBAers Lamar Odom and Speedy Clayton on the boys’ side and female WBNA greats Tina Charles, Chamique Holdsclaw, and Sue Bird.
Bryant is the first college offer for the 6-foot-2, 170-pound point guard of what should be many more to come.
Born in Brooklyn and grew up in Baltimore, ‘Melo’ currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. The NBA has named him an All-Star 10 times and an All-NBA Team member six times. He played college basketball for the Syracuse Orange, winning a national championship as a freshman in 2003, while the NCAA named him the Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.
The Bryant Bulldogs are 10-5 overall and 6-4 in Northeast Conference (NEC) action thus far this season. Last year, the Owls posted a 15-17 mark and went 7-11 in NEC play.
— Jerry Del Priore