For years, many have wondered how LeBron "Bronny" James Jr. measures nationally as a basketball recruit.
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Thanks to 247Sports.com, we now know.
On Wednesday, the sports and recruiting website released its first national top 50 basketball player rankings for the class of 2023. And in doing so, it listed the 15-year-old son of NBA megastar LeBron James as a 4-star recruit and the No. 30 player in the country.
"Athletically, James is impressive and he’s continued to become more athletic over the last year," 247Sports Director of Basketball Recruiting Evan Daniels wrote in his evaluation of the younger James. "Where he impresses the most is with his feel for the game, vision and passing. While he’s projecting as an off guard/combo for now, the passing ability makes you wonder if he could eventually slide over to full time point guard with development."
Last year, James began his highly anticipated high school career when he enrolled at Sierra Canyon School in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Chatsworth, California. In what marked perhaps the most high profile game of his freshman season, the 6-foot-2 James scored 15 points and the game-winning basket against his father's alma mater, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary. LeBron Sr. sat courtside for the contest, which took place in Columbus, Ohio.
According to his 247Sports profile, James has a scholarship offer from the University of Kentucky, as well as interest from the likes of Duke, Kansas, North Carolina and UCLA. Over the course of his own career, the older James has discussed the possibility of potentially playing in the NBA alongside his son.
"You want to ask me what would be the greatest achievement of my life? If I was on the court at the same time as my son in the NBA," James could be seen telling an ESPN broadcast team in a videotaped pre-production meeting during last year's NBA Finals. "That would be No. 1 in my lifetime as an NBA player. I've thought about it because my son is about to be 14 and he might be able to get in [the NBA] a little early."