Lebron James Jr. Gets Basketball Scholarship Offers From Colleges
Lebron James Jr., is proving that his name holds weight, too. The 11-year-old has been scouted out by top colleges, such as Kentucky and Duke University, for his basketball skills. That's right, three-time championship NBA player, Lebron James, isn't the only one receiving the spotlight. Bronny found his love for basketball at an early age after seeing his star dad become a legend on the court. The prodigy has been receiving offers since last year, and hasn't even finished grade school yet.
Bronny's skills have been featured on ESPN during an AAU fourth grade national championship game where scouters first saw Lebron James Jr.
Videos of James Jr. have reached over a million views on YouTube. Though the excitement over this 11 year-old brings excitement to scouters' eyes, not everyone is on board with a child being scouted this early considering the fact that Lebron James Jr. won't be heading to college until 2023.
Back in 2015, Lebron said, "it should be a violation; you shouldn't be recruiting 10-year-old kids," when asked about his son's rising scholarship offers on a CBS Detroit interview. The NCAA rules state that: "a student who has not started classes for the ninth grade becomes a prospective student-athlete if the institution provides such an individual (or the individuals relatives or friends) any financial assistance or other benefits that the institution does not provide to prospective students generally."
The young prodigy is being monitored by family as much as he's being monitored by college recruiters. In an interview with ESPN in 2015, James said, "My son is going to be a kid as long as he can be. That's all he needs to worry about." Looks like Lebron James is in no rush for his son to become the next NBA star. After all, the prodigy does have a good five years to make a decision. Until then, Lebron James Jr. just wants to play the game he loves.