Bronny James, who’s already in the spotlight as the son of LA Lakers superstar LeBron James, is seeing his recruiting backlog rising. When asked about Bronny’s potential, an anonymous college coach said:
“I think Bronny has some NBA potential as a backup point guard. I’d like to see him settle into college and become more comfortable finding his own offense, but he’s a good, smart player.”
Numerous teams are intrigued by the idea of adding the 6ft 3 guard.
As James prepares for his senior year at Sierra Canyon School, his game is beginning to show signs of improvement. He recently jumped from 40th to 35th in ESPN’s 2023 high school rankings.
Bronny James continues to be in the spotlight of the basketball world
Bronny James will be one of the top storylines in high school basketball this season. Having caused a stir in previous seasons, Bronny has made significant progress in his game going into his senior year.
Time will tell if Bronny makes the leap to the NCAA next year. James could take the plunge to play in a developmental league like the NBA’s G League Ignite or the Overtime Elite League.
Regardless of his decision, Bronny still needs to develop his craft.
LeBron James, his father, has frequently mentioned that he would like the opportunity to play in the NBA with Bronny one day. The earliest that can happen is the 2024-25 season.
While the situation is being closely monitored, Bronny still needs to complete a year out of high school to continue his basketball journey. The guard was affiliated with a number of universities including Ohio State, Oregon and Memphis.
LeBron, Bronny and youngest son Brice were recently featured in Sports Illustrated. Father and son have never played together in the NBA. Brice, a sophomore, will not be eligible to play in the NBA until 2027-28.
If James played in the 2024-25 season, it would be his 22nd and Vince Carter for the NBA longevity record. James will be 40 years old at the end of December 2024.
The Miami Heat’s James and Udonis Haslem will become the ninth and tenth players to complete 20 NBA seasons early next season.
Haslem, who went undrafted in 2002, has won three championships, including two with James, and played his entire career in Miami.