He hasn’t attended his first high school class but colleges have shown much interest in LeBron James Jr. The 10-year-old’s father, LeBron James Sr., recently told media that his son has received several inquiries from colleges, and a few have even offered him an athletic scholarship.
“Yeah, he’s already got some offers from colleges,” said LeBron during a recent press conference. The Miami ‘Heat’ star wasn’t too ecstatic about the attention that his son has garnered. In fact, he told media that “it’s pretty crazy. It should be a violation. You shouldn’t be recruiting 10-year-old kids.”
Unfortunately for LeBron Sr., college coaches are allowed to monitor children who show incredible athletic skill. Fortunately for little LeBron, he has the skills that can make him great one day. At just 10-years-old, LeBron Jr. plays as well as any high school varsity player, and has the potential to further improve his talent because of his teachable spirit. It was just a few months ago that footage of the tween taking instruction from his father was released. Little LeBron did exactly what his father told him to do during the game, and his team ultimately came out as victors.
“He plays just like I did,” said LeBron of his son’s talent during the recent press conference. “He has great awareness, and he’d rather pass first and set guys up. Most kids nowadays just want to score.”
Still in all, we can understand why LeBron Sr. wouldn’t want colleges recruiting his elementary school-aged kid. One thing is for certain, though: LeBron is proud of all of his kids. The Miami ‘Heat’ star has three children with wife Savannah.