On March 28th, Bronny James proved he really is LeBron’s son during his incredible performance on the court during the 2023 McDonald’s All-American Game.
At the end of March, the 18-year-old high school basketball player was selected as a player in the historic All- American high school basketball game, which the fast-food chain’s Senior Director of Cultural Engagement, Elizabeth Campbell, called “a chance for elite players to show out on the national stage and create their own legacy.”
Honoring his father, who also participated in the game in the year 2003, Bronny was gifted LeBron’s signature No. 23 jersey for the game. Throughout the span of his high school and early NBA career, LeBron James was consistently seen with the No. 23 jersey on his back. Bronny ultimately decided to wear a No. 6 jersey during the game, though.
Although some have questioned if Bronny is ready to carry out the James legacy into the NBA, his skills on the court of the Toyota Center were evident. With many college recruiters and NBA scouts present, many were open about the fact that the Sierra Canyon School senior is a force to be reckoned with.
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Fellow high school basketball players praise Bronny James
“His game is unbelievable,” fellow high school basketball player and Oregon commit Mookie Cook said of James. “I’ve gotten to see it since eighth grade, seventh grade and I’ve thought since then that he’s always been super great and has got the talent. I don’t know what people are talking about, I feel like he’s been good.”
Despite being a top-ranked player in his high school, the 18-year-old remains uncommitted to a school. With this being said, his West Team teammate and USC recruit Isaiah Collier shared he hopes to see James in a University of Southern California alongside him.
“I’m definitely trying to recruit him,” Collier explained, according to Yahoo! News. “He’s a great shooter. I feel like he’s one of the best all-around players in the country. So, he’s a great player and knows how to play the game and he’s not going to overdo anything. I’m just telling him he can stay home, that’s all I’ve got to say.”
However, University of Oregon commit Kwame Evans believes James would be a good fit for the Ducks. “[Bronny] told me he likes Oregon, and I want him to visit there. Everyone that’s coming in is unselfish. We all cut, move, and don’t hold the ball too long, so it’s going to benefit him,” said Evans. “Bronny can be more of a playmaker and a shot creator, and I think we would play really well together.”
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