Bronny James took the internet by storm again on Monday, and players across the NBA loved it. James, the No. 49 player of the 2023 class, according to 247Sports.com, showed no mercy when he posterized a defender with a thunderous one-handed slam while playing against the French U18 Select squad in the California Club Euro Tour.The coast-to-coast finish was a display of speed, power, and athleticism reminiscent of Bronny’s father, 18-time NBA All-Star LeBron James. Even the four-time MVP couldn’t hold back as players across the League, from Stephen Curry to Ja Morant, reacted to one of the nastiest jams we’ve seen in a while. Bronny finished with a game-high 25 points, but it wasn’t enough to pull out the dub as the California Basketball club fell 97-85. The team will finish its European tour against an Italian squad on Thursday.
The 17-year-old James, who is entering his senior season, is reportedly being recruited by teams such as UCLA, USC, Michigan, Ohio State, and Oregon, among others, according to ESPN’s Paul Biancardi. The G-League Ignite and Australia’s National Basketball League are also viable options for James, according to The Athletic.
Bronny is set to play another season at Sierra Canyon High School in the fall, where he’ll play with a star-studded core, including his brother Bryce, Justin Pippen (the son of Scottie Pippen), and the recently transferred Ashton Hardaway (the son of Penny Hardaway). Isaiah Elohim, the No. 4 player of the 2024 class, per 247Sports.com, will also play with Sierra Canyon next season.
Expectations are high for James and Sierra Canyon, with a stacked roster and national attention heading into the season. If his recent EYBL and international performances are any indications, James will be just fine as he continues to grow in the national spotlight.
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