The anticipation is constructing round Bronny James — the eldest son of NBA celebrity LeBron James — and his announcement concerning the place he’ll play his faculty basketball subsequent season.
Could the Oregon Ducks have the higher hand?
While Oregon hasn’t provided James a scholarship, LeBron instructed The Oregonian on Sunday that there is “mutual” curiosity between his son and the Ducks. James mentioned that prospect with Ducks head coach Dana Altman over the summer time on the Nike campus, which is situated in Oregon. Bronny signed an NIL endorsement cope with Nike in October.
LeBron additionally mentioned that Oregon is in his son’s “top five or six” colleges whereas providing reward for its program.
“I think it’s the ability to put pros into the league,” James mentioned of Oregon’s lure. “My son wants to be a pro. It’s the way you hold guys accountable, the way they play. I guess he’s seen the way they play. Dana Altman, from the outside, looks like a great coach.
“He’s been profitable for fairly some time right here at Oregon, so Bronny’s good sufficient to see all that.”
Altman is in his 13th season as Oregon’s head coach. He’s 311-134 during his tenure. Oregon is 11-9 overall and 5-4 in Pac-12 play this season.
Meanwhile, James and the Los Angeles Lakers are 22-25, good for 12th in the Western Conference. His comments, though, come after the Lakers pulled off a 25-point comeback on the road against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night.
James cites his son’s relationship with Mookie Cook, who committed to play for the Ducks last summer, as potentially playing a role in him committing to Oregon.
“Mookie goes there, they usually’ve been speaking,” James mentioned.
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