Bronny James misses USC hoops' first practice, HC Andy Enfield insists he's 'doing well'
Bronny James missed USC basketball’s first practice of the 2023-24 season on Monday.
James, the son of NBA legend LeBron James, suffered cardiac arrest during a workout on July 24. According to head coach Andy Enfield James is “doing well” despite his absence from practice this week.
Here’s what Enfield had to say, via ESPN:
“Bronny’s doing very well,” Enfield said after practice at USC. “But we just can’t comment on anything medically. He’s going to class and doing extremely well in school, and we’re really excited for him.”
James is still set to have a big role with the Trojans as he focuses on schoolwork and recovery. Enfield later continued regarding James, saying:
“We anticipate him being a very valuable part of our basketball team,” Enfield said. “But that’ll be all sorted out. He’s the ultimate teammate because he cares about winning, and he has such a personal relationship with all his teammates. When you watch him on the court and you’re around them, that’s the first thing you notice within five or 10 minutes — and it’s contagious. So that’s why we’ll miss that here until he gets back. But he’s certainly a big part of our team.”
USC opens the season against Kansas State in Las Vegas on November 6.