Brony James has committed to USC men’s basketball, ensuring LeBron James’ son will stay close to home in Los Angeles and play college basketball instead of the G League or another professional league.
James committed to the Trojans on Instagram on Saturday, captioning her photo with a simple “struggle of” and the V represented by the two-finger peace sign emoji. The Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.) star chose USC over his other top two schools, Ohio State and Oregon.
The four/five-star guard entered high school with all eyes on him as the eldest son of the Los Angeles Lakers star, and he has improved significantly throughout his high school career, establishing himself as a legitimate NBA prospect that some consider for a potential lottery pick. He graduated from high school ranked as a four-star guard and the No. 26 player 247 Sports and a five-star player and the No. 21 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite.
James has been a very good defensive player throughout his high school career despite being 6-foot-3. He has improved his shooting over the years and as a combo guard who often plays off the ball and is viewed by many scouts as a potential 3 -D player in the NBA. He appeared on McDonald’s All-American Gamemaking five three-pointers in the All-Star Game.
He averaged 14 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.8 steals per game as a senior. according to Sportsmanor.
James has the highest NIL score in the class of 2023 at $7.2 million, according to On3.
James’ late-in-the-recruiting-cycle commitment gives USC another star prospect to join five-star point guard Isaiah Collier, who is the No. 1 player in the 247Sports Composite, and four-star center Arinten Paige. With that trio, the Trojans will hope to advance deeper into the NCAA tournament after falling in the first round the past two years as well.