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Bronny James may be the most famous senior high school basketball player in the united kingdom in large part due to his father, but there haven’t been many recruiting updates surrounding LeBron James’ son.
Actually, there isn’t an individual listed scholarship offer or crystal ball prediction on his 247Sports page.
Paul Biancardi of ESPN provided a rare update Friday when he reported there is a “strong feeling” James will attend college rather than playing professionally for the G League Ignite or elsewhere before he could be qualified to receive the 2024 NBA draft.
Biancardi also listed UCLA, USC, Michigan, Ohio State and Oregon on the list of schools which are thinking about him, and Jamie Shaw of On3 Sports provided an update on the potential landing spots on Monday.
In accordance with Shaw, Michigan isn’t actively recruiting James despite the fact that head coach Juwan Howard was Miami Heat teammates with LeBron. Also, UCLA isn’t actively recruiting him though it is near Sierra Canyon, where James plays senior high school basketball.
That leaves USC as a potential local option, and there’s apparently “mutual interest” with the Trojans and Oregon. For Ohio State, “There’s been contact between your parties, and there’s talk of a trip that’s being scheduled.”
You can find connections set up between James and all three programs, which Shaw highlighted.
LeBron signed an eternity cope with Nike, and the business’s chairman, Phil Knight, visited school at Oregon. Not merely is USC near his current school, but Bronny’s former teammate Kijani Wright plays for the Trojans.
And the James family is from Ohio, with LeBron frequently attending or reacting to Buckeyes football games and also once saying he’d have donned the Scarlet and Gray if he did head to college for just one season.
Whichever school lands younger James will undoubtedly be getting more than simply a famous son.
He could be a 4-star prospect and the No. 43 overall player, No. 7 shooting guard no. 12 player from California in the 2023 recruiting class, per 247Sports’ composite rankings. He could be no more overshadowed by former teammates Amari Bailey, Ziaire Williams and Brandon Boston Jr. at Sierra Canyon and contains shown notable progress on to the floor.
“You can view the improvements he’s designed to his game from this past year to the year,” an NBA scout said of James last month, per Krysten Peek of Yahoo Sports. “He’s proving to become more than simply a name and impacts the overall game positively whether that’s making the excess spread offense or dropping down for loose balls in the post on defense.”
A different one said, “Probably the most impressive thing about Bronny as of this age is his poise on the court and how he consistently makes the proper decision. He’s a hell of a defender, and you may see he’s began to grow into his body a bit more.”
Bronny’s father is among the best players in NBA history but never made a name for himself at the collegiate level because he went right to the professionals from senior high school. Younger James could take action his father never did and compete for an NCAA title at Ohio State, USC, Oregon or another school.