Bronny James Jr. may be the most talked about 14 year old since Justin Bieber. Definitely the most popular 8th grader in the recruiting world since Billy Gillispie offered one a scholarship. If you aren’t already to seeing him plastered all over the internet (or on the vino… SHEESH), get used to it. The class of 2023 doesn’t graduate for a while, but some top programs seem to already be sold on LeBron’s son.
According to 247Sports and several other publications, Bronny Jr. already has standing scholarship offers from Kentucky and Duke. Of course, anyone with the same genes as one of the most athletic players to have ever lived is going to be attractive to just about every program. On top of that, he had a stellar performance at this year’s Nike EYBL tournament. Here is what 247Sports’ basketball insider Evan Daniels had to say about him:
“With his father looking on, James showed impressive feel for the game and incredible poise for his age. He was unphased by the circus like environment around him. James has a smooth shooting stroke from three, competed on both ends and played with energy. He finished with 11 points and his team left with a double digit victory.
“He’s going to be real special,” Emoni Bates, a top 2022 prospect, said about Bronny after the game. “He plays hard, he’s smart. He finds people. He’s going to be real good.”
The idea of projecting a rising freshman is difficult, and ultimately James’ continued skill development and physical growth will determine where he ends up, but at this stage the 2023 guard is tracking as a future high major prospect.”
Bronny’s recruitment will be one for the books. LeBron having not gone to college means it’s anyone’s guess as to where he ends up. LeBron grew up an Ohio State fan, played under Coach K for Team USA, and has spent a significant amount of time at Kentucky games. When Bronny ultimately does make his decision, the announcement video will be legendary. I expect no less than two helicopters.