LeBron James’ oldest son, LeBron James Jr., is an eight-grader, and experts have already predicted that he will be the top recruit for the Class of 2023. The rules of college basketball will probably change by the time Bronny is college-eligible, there’s a great chance that he ends up playing for a major program.
The Duke Blue Devils have definitely attracted some attention, and LeBron already has a nice relationship with Coach K. The time they spent with Team USA sure means a thing.
Sources reveal that Bronny has seen scholarship offers from Duke and Kentucky. Let’s not forget that Coach K attended one of his games.
247Sports basketball analyst Jerry Meyer says Bronny has a really good chance to become a great basketball star.
“He’s a very good player, playing up a year. At times he got physically overwhelmed but he’s gonna be a great player. I am not a good enough scout to be able to tell you how good he’s going to be. He’s not very tall, so growth is going to be a factor. But he has game, very skilled, you know he’s getting impeccable training. I’m sure he’s going to be a great player, he is a very good player, it’s just very hard to look at an eighth grader and know.”
Will LeBron take part in Bronny’s recruitment?
“He had some daddy coaching going on,” Meyer added. “At least LeBron was standing behind the coach, so he wasn’t looking away from the bench. LeBron’s into it, he’s encouraging, you can tell it’s a positive relationship. I just can’t imagine being in Bronny’s head: Your dad’s LeBron, LeBron’s there, half the media is on LeBron, half the media is on you. It’s a spectacle. He’s gonna have a unique challenge, like all celebrity kids do.”
The fun part comes when you realize that Bronny and his father may share the floor at some time in the future. Of course, LeBron has to play for another 5-6 years to do that.
“I would love to see the floor with my son,” LeBron said in one of his interviews. “My son is in the eighth grade now, if he continues on the path that he’s on right now, he could possibly be in the NBA in five or six years. That would be an unbelievable moment not only for myself but for my family, for everybody. So we’ll see. Obviously taking care of the body is number one, and we’ll continue to do that. That would be pretty dang cool if I were able to be on the NBA floor with my oldest son.”