Bronny James, Son of LeBron James, Declares for 2024 NBA Draft

Lebron "Bronny" James Jr with Sierra Canyon in 2021. Photo by Cassy Athena/London Entertainment/Shutterstock (12072771u)

Bronny James, son of Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James, announced on Friday that he will enter the 2024 NBA Draft. He will enter the draft after spending one season at USC.

James made his announcement on Instagram, where he also revealed that he plans to maintain his college eligibility and enter the NCAA transfer portal.

James was considered one of the top prospects in basketball this past season, but his college career didn’t get off to a great start. He suffered a cardiac arrest and had to undergo a heart procedure in July, which sidelined him for almost five months.

After returning to action, it was clear that James would need some time to get back in rhythm. He ended up playing 25 games with the Trojans, averaging 4.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game.

Reportedly, James plans to meet with teams during the pre-draft process to see whether there is a strong interest in him and a good fit for him in the NBA. If he fails to find that, he will return to college and hope a change of scenario will help him bounce back and improve his draft stock.

ESPN reports that if James decides to play another year of college basketball, Duquesne will be a strong candidate as his next destination. The Dukes recently hired Dru Joyce, who played high school basketball with LeBron James at St. Vincent-St. Mary, as their next head coach.

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