Report: LeBron James' son, Bronny, drawing interest from three Pac-12 schools
According to ESPN’s national recruiting director Paul Biancardi, Bronny James might be college bound and several Pac-12 schools have interest.
Biancardi reported on Friday that “there is a strong feeling” James, the son of NBA superstar LeBron James, will opt to attend college instead of signing with a developmental league like the G League Ignite after high school. He has already heard from UCLA, USC, and Oregon, according to Biancardi.
From Biancardi’s report:
The game has slowed down for him, as James is able to compete with intensity, make sound decisions under pressure and produce against high-level competition. Throughout his high school career, he has done an excellent job at navigating the spotlight of being the son of an 18-time NBA All-Star and four-time NBA Finals MVP. He has concentrated on improving himself instead of trying to prove himself.
Staying in Los Angeles would make sense for Bronny. With LeBron a member of the Lakers and not expected to leave anytime soon—he has said he’d like to play alongside his son—staying close to home would give the James family a chance to frequent Bronny’s college games. Playing at Sierra Canyon, Bronny also played alongside current UCLA freshman guard Amari Bailey.
Barring something unforeseen, Bailey wouldn’t still be with the Bruins when Bronny makes his college debut, though.
The 6-foot-3 guard ranks as the 43rd overall prospect in the 2023 class, per the industry-generated 247 Composite. He’s a 4-star recruit and the seventh-ranked shooting guard.
Neither USC nor UCLA have a 2023 commit yet. Oregon, however, has a top-six class with a pair of 5-star commits and a 4-star point guard.
You can see Bronny’s junior year highlight tape from Sierra Canyon below: