On Sunday LeBron James’s younger son Bryce James announced on social media that he received a basketball scholarship. The 15-year-old is ready for his basketball career and started making a name for himself.
Living in a family where the father is an NBA superstar and his elder brother is a coveted recruit, recently Bryce James has also received some glow. Bronny is receiving recruiting interest from programs such as Memphis and Oregon as a rising senior.
Bryce, a rising sophomore at Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, Calif., announced on Sunday that he received his first Division I scholarship offer to play basketball at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The teen shared the news on his Instagram story. Bryce wrote under the logo of the college: “Blessed to receive my first d1 offer from Duquesne #godukes.”
“AYYYEEE!!! LET’S GO MAXIMUS @_JUSTBRYCE” LeBron James later shared the story on his Instagram as well.
According to Sports Illustrated, the James family has a close connection to Duquesne University. Keith Dambrot, the head coach of the team previously coached LeBron when he was a student at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio. An assistant coach for the team Dru Joyce III played with LeBron in high school.
This year Bryce is expected to play on Sierra Canyon School’s JV team while his older brother Bronny who is a four-star prospect for the class of 2023 will suit up for the varsity team of the school, as per CBS Sports. The reports add that the brothers played for the California Basketball Club at the same time competing abroad against teams from London, Paris, and Rome this summer.
Previously this month, sharing his excitement about both of the sons playing together in a game, LeBron tweeted, “Man I’m literally watching Bronny and Bryce on the court together for the first time in a game situation!! This is INSANE!! I’m EMOTIONAL AF!! WOW.”
Man I'm literally watching Bronny and Bryce on the court together for the first time in a game situation!! This is INSANE!! I'm EMOTIONAL AF!! WOW
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 11, 2022
Also the four-time NBA champion posted a video on Instagram of him playing basketball with sons at the Los Angeles Lakers facility.
“Simply no better feeling than doing what I love to do with who I love!” LeBron wrote. “Great work today Young🤴🏾’s #JamesGang👑 #EarnedNotGiven.”
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All three show impressive dribbling, shooting and dunking skills which is clearly visible in the video.
Speaking to The Athletic back in February, the Lakers star said he has no plans for retirement until he can play in the league with Bronny. “My last year will be played with my son. Wherever Bronny is at, that’s where I’ll be. I would do whatever it takes to play with my son for one year. It’s not about the money at that point,” said LeBron.
He has repeatedly shared the desire to play with his eldest son, most evidently in an April episode of LeBron’s YouTube show Uninterrupted’s The Shop. He said: “[Bronny’s] No. 1 on my list. I want to play with [him] for sure …”
“Not too long ago, I said, I asked him, ‘What you want to do with this? Like, you want to get to the pros? What you want to do?’ He’s like, ‘Yeah.’ I said, ‘Why?’ He said, ‘Cause I want to make a name for myself,’ “ the NBA legend added of his son.