Bronny James Commits To USC

Bronny James has revealed where he will be playing college basketball.

BYCole Blake
Bronny James Commits To USC

Bronny James, son of NBA star LeBron James, announced his commitment to USC on Saturday. The 6-foot-3 guard is currently rated as a four-star recruit and the 19th-ranked prospect in 2023. Bronny made the announcement in a post on Instagram. The decision will allow him to stay close to his father, who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers.

"Fight On," Bronny captioned a photo of himself in the USC locker room. According to the Los Angeles Times, Bronny also seriously considered committing to Ohio State and Oregon. He also mulled the option of playing with the G League Ignite and foregoing his college career. Bronny, who is 19 years old, will be eligible for the NBA Draft in 2024.

Bronny With LeBron James

HOUSTON, TEXAS - MARCH 28: Bronny James #6 of the West team talks to Lebron James of the Los Angeles Lakers after the 2023 McDonald's High School Boys All-American Game at Toyota Center on March 28, 2023 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images)

At USC, Bronny will join the top guard in his senior class, Isaiah Collier. The two previously played together in the backcourt during a pair of all-star games in April. “It's been great playing with him,” Collier told Yahoo Sports. “Just these last couple of weeks and getting to know each other as players. He's a great shooter. I'm a great passer and, yeah, my pitch to him is just to stay home and we can really play well together.”

Bronny averaged 13.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.8 steals during his senior season at Sierra Canyon High School. Last month, he played in front of NBA scouts at the Nike Hoop Summit. “I just want to show them [NBA scouts] that I can play and I belong here,” Bronny told reporters after a practice for the event. “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].” USC finished second in the Pac-12 last year and was a 10-seed in the NCAA tournament. They went on to lose to Michigan State in the first round.

Bronny's Announcement On IG


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