In the aftermath of Cleveland’s epic Game 7 victory in the NBA Finals, it was impossible not to fixate on LeBron James and all of the natural celebrating and excitement that flowed from Akron’s native son. It was also hard to miss his sons, LeBron James Jr. and Bryce. Both are following in their father’s footsteps on the court, and LeBron James Jr. may already be nearing the rarified recruiting air reserved for superstars like his father.
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According to a lengthy ESPN profile of LeBron by ESPN’s Dave McMenamin and Brian Windhorst, his older son LeBron James Jr. already holds scholarship offers from Kentucky and Duke. Here’s the quote where the authors all too subtlely announced that young Bronny has scholarship offers from two college basketball titans at the ripe age of 11:
“He raised both arms, just as he did when he pinned Iguodala’s would-be layup against the glass with his right arm, and his son, 11-year-old LeBron Jr., did the same (making it no wonder why he already has standing scholarship offers from both Duke and Kentucky, according to a source).”
LeBron himself had previously noted that his son already had scholarship offers, though he also berated the practice of offering scholarships to children who are still years from middle school. At the time, many predicted that Ohio State was one of the schools with designs on Bronny. Now we know that Duke and Kentucky are in the mix for sure, if McMenamin and Windhorst are to be believed.