Carmelo Anthony’s son is following in the footsteps of one of basketball’s greatest legends, and we're not talking about his father.
The Trail Blazers forward made some news last week when his son, Kiyan, announced he will soon be attending Christ the King High School in Queens, New York.
“Never thought this day would come so soon!” Anthony wrote along with the video that was reminiscent of a National Signing Day video. ”Next chapter. Proud of you.”
The school has been a hotbed for basketball talent with players like Lamar Odom, Speedy Claxton and Chamique Holdsclaw coming out of the private school.
But one Christ the King grad celebrated Kiyan’s special announcement like no other.
That’s right. Before Sue Bird won four WNBA championships, four Olympic gold medals, four NCAA championships with UConn and four FIBA World Cups, she balled out on the hardwood at Christ the King High School and earned New York State Player of the Year honors.
In recent years, the school has gained a reputation for having some of women’s best starting fives, but its men’s basketball program is esteemed as well. Christ the King has won four New York State Federation championships, and six of the past 10 CHSAA Intersectional titles. It also one of the few Team LeBron James Nike schools in the country
Like Dad, Kiyan will have an opportunity to pave his road for future basketball success if he chooses to. The eighth-grader is currently ranked No. 80 overall in the Class of 2025, per Coast2Coast Preps.