The youngest James is reportedly taking his talents to Studio City, California.
It’s the final goodbye for the brothers’ journeys on the Sierra Canyon basketball court, with Brony headed to USC for his freshman year of college and LeBron’s son, Bryce, transferring to Campbell Hall before his freshman year of high school.
With a whopping tuition of about $47,780 per year, the private institution is just 18 miles from Sierra Canyon and has an impressive list of celebrity alumni, from Dakota and Elle Fanning to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
Along with this athletic Vikings wing, there is also an impressive list of past basketball stars that includes NBA brothers Aaron Jrue and Justin Holiday. And the current roster carries its own star power in the making, with the 6-foot-6 James joining Richard Hamilton II, son of former NBA star Richard Hamilton, and Baron Bellamy, son of actor/comedian Bill Bellamy.
At the forefront of that potential is head coach David Grace, who was hired in April after a stint at Centennial High School in Arizona.
Campbell Hall Director of Athletics Chris King shared his thoughts on the hiring of USA TODAY Sports:
“With David’s experience in top college programs and his success in developing the skills of high school and high school players, we are confident that David will build on our culture and lead our program both on and off the court.”
Prior to his time at the Arizona hardwood high school, Grace was an assistant at Oregon State, UCLA and Vanderbilt — a resume full of experience he can count on to help develop James.
However, he also understands the unique situation that awaits him, something Grace shed light on ESPN:
“I want Bryce, if I can coach him, to be Bryce. “Because this is special and I want him to get the most out of his experience here at Campbell Hall and grow. He will have a lot more than me to help, but I will try to do my part. I understand where he is coming from at some point. I’m not him. My family has not been in the limelight but I have been in the limelight and I can share my experience or I can just understand his experiences. I will grow as a coach there.”
James, who signed NIL contract with Klutch Sportscurrently plays in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League while continuing to grow into a frame that looks more like his father’s height than Bronny’s who is 6-foot-3.
Bryce James is next 🔥
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) May 14, 2023
Without a doubt, he will be a highly touted prospect next season and into his senior year.
And while it’s a guessing game as to how it will progress and where it will ultimately go, one thing is certain: Expect Vikings games to be a little more crowded … at least until a new multimillion-dollar sports facility is announced on the campus, for which the James family made a donation, is complete.