Bronny James has committed to USC. What kind of player is LeBron James’ son?
Could he be the heir to the throne? Whatever he is, Bronny James, son of Lakers icon Lebron James, will be going to USC to play college basketball this fall.
If one thing is certain, it’s that Bronny James won’t have to go far from home when he begins his college basketball career. The four-star recruit has now committed to USC Basketball and with that begins the journey of the son of the modern era’s greatest player, LeBron James.
Bronny James commits to USC
According to reports on Saturday, Bronny James, son of four-time league MVP, LeBron James has now committed to USC Basketball. Out of Sierra Canyon School, the 18-year-old comes into the college game as more than just his father’s son, being a highly rated point guard. Yet, what exactly does ‘highly rated’ mean?
Is Bronny James actually any good?
The question everybody obviously wants an answer to is: Can Bronny James become a star in the NBA? You will note that question clearly omits any comparison to his father. As the NBA’s new all-time points leader, a former MVP, an NBA champion on several occasions and arguably the greatest player in the history of the game, it would be unfair to have those kinds of expectations of Bronny. On the other hand, we believe he’s shown enough to indicate he’s got a bright future ahead of him.
In what was his final year with Sierra Canyon, James has made significant strides with his shooting and playmaking, however, his perimeter defense can be considered the best of his class. Indeed, now standing at 6′3″ and weighing in at 180 pounds, his frame has also filled out in a way that supports his better-balanced game. Needless to say, there is plenty of room for improvement, but it’s worth noting that the major recruiting services were all in agreement, that the kid has got something special. To be clear, James averaged 14 points, a team-high 5.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.8 steals per game. The question now is: Can he continue to develop the talent he clearly has? While it’s obvious only time will tell, it doesn’t hurt that he’s got the world’s best player as a dad.