After months of anticipation, Bronny James, the oldest son of NBA superstar LeBron James, has announced that he will be attending the University of Southern California (USC). In an Instagram post, he shared a photo of himself wearing a USC uniform with the number “0” and captioned it simply, “Fight On.”
James played his high school ball at Sierra Canyon High School in Chatsworth, California, where he was teammates with current NBA players Ziaire Williams and Brandon Boston Jr., as well as top prospects Amari Bailey and Isaiah Elohim. He was named a McDonald’s All-American and selected to play on Team USA for the Nike Hoop Summit, two of the highest honors for high school basketball players.
During his senior season, James averaged 13.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.8 steals per game. He was one of the most improved players in his class, and Sierra Canyon won the Mission League title in three of his four years on the team.
James will join Isaiah Collier, the top guard in his senior class, and four-star power forward Arrinten Page at USC. Collier and James have already played together in a pair of all-star games in April and are building chemistry in the backcourt.
LeBron James has previously stated that he wants to eventually play on the same NBA team as his son, and Bronny’s college decision could be a step towards that goal. In the meantime, he will look to make an impact at USC and prove to NBA scouts that he belongs with the best of the best.
“I just want to show them [NBA scouts] that I can play and I belong here,” James said after a practice session at the Nike Hoop Summit. “A lot of people don’t think I should be here, and I’m just here to prove that I do belong [with this group].” With his talent and determination, it’s clear that James is on the right track to achieve his dreams.
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