COLUMBUS, Ohio — Buckeye Nation, we won't blame you for dreaming big over this.
As most know by now, basketball legend LeBron James was in Columbus this past weekend as No. 2 Ohio State beat No. 5 Notre Dame on the football field. The Akron native has made his affinity for OSU known over the years, and has indicated he would've played either basketball or football there had he not elected to go straight to the NBA out of high school.
With James on the sidelines was his son LeBron Jr., or "Bronny," himself a consensus four-star basketball recruit out of Sierra Canyon High School in Southern California. Prior to kickoff Saturday night, chants of "We want Bronny," could be heard raining from the stands at Ohio Stadium.
Well, could they get their wish? It seems like it's a real possibility.
You see, father and son weren't just in Columbus to see the Buckeyes take down the Irish. It was also Bronny's official recruiting visit to the school, and as is customary with these things, the 17-year-old had the opportunity to see how he would look wearing the team's uniform.
On Tuesday, Bronny took to Instagram to show off photos of himself donning the Scarlet and Gray basketball attire, with LeBron Sr. and his mother Savannah also making an appearance. However, the high school junior stresses he is still "#uncommitted" when it comes to his future destination.
Born in Cleveland during his dad's first stint with the Cavaliers, Bronny enrolled at Sierra Canyon after LeBron Sr. signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018. Currently ranked No. 45 nationally in 247Sports' composite rankings, he has also drawn interest from the likes of Duke, Kansas, and Kentucky, and reportedly fielded a recent offer from Penny Hardaway and Memphis. He helped the Trailblazers reach the CIF Open Division semifinals last season, and is expected to take on an even bigger role as a senior.
Now 37 years old, LeBron Sr. is preparing to enter his 20th NBA season and recently agreed to an extension with the Lakers. According to him, his ultimate goal is to play in the league not just with Bronny, but his younger son Bryce, as well.
Ohio State currently has three commitments for the class of 2023, including Scotty Middleton (ranked ahead of Bronny, according to 247) and top Ohio prospect Devin Royal. The Buckeyes will begin their sixth season under head coach Chris Holtmann this November, looking to advance past the second round in the NCAA tournament for the first time in a decade.