Dan Patrick: “How good is LeBron’s son?”
Brian Windhorst: “He’s very good. I don’t know if he’s going to go play in college. If he were to go play in college he would probably get a high-major offer. Whether he would be a star on that team, I don’t know. Having seen him play, he is in tremendous physical condition. He’s in better condition than his dad was at the same age. His dad never lifted a weight in his life until he was 16. This kid was having personal training when he was, I don’t know, 10?? He’s done incredible work on his physique. He’s very conditioned, but he is not the athlete LeBron was. LeBron 6’7”, 6’8”, 240 pound when he was 17, and when he came into the NBA he was one of the few 18-year-olds ever who physically wasn’t intimated. The only player who intimidated LeBron as a rookie was Ron Artest, he was the only guy who could get into LeBron. That would not be the case for most 18-year-olds. Bronny is very skilled, I think he is listed as a 4-star prospect. Think about that, that’s what Kentucky, North Carolina, and UCLA go after. He would be able to play at a school like that. How many 4-star prospects make the NBA? I don’t know what the percentage is but it’s not super-duper high. If he wants a chance in the NBA, he’ll get a chance in the NBA, his last name will carry him to that, but assuming he’s going to be ready at age 19 that’s a big ask. Maybe he will be two years from now, but when I saw him play he was a freshman and there were two guys on his team that year that are now in the NBA, Ziaire Williams with the Grizzlies, and Brandon Boston with the Clippers, those guys when you saw them, you were like ‘WHOA, I will see that gentleman in the NBA in two years.’ I don’t get that same vibe, and people I talk to don’t get that same vibe about Bronny. There are people who say that Bryce (the youngest son, 14) will be the better prospect of the two.” (Full Segment Above)
Listen to ESPN NBA reporter Brian Windhorst join The Dan Patrick Show to discuss Bronny James’ potential as an NBA player, as LeBron’s 17-year-old son will soon become one of the most highly recruited high school basketball players in history, given the high-profile publicity his name could bring a college or university.
Bronny is listed at 6’2”, 170 pounds, and is a junior at Sierra Canyon High School. The acclaimed high school recruiting site ‘Rivals’ currently has Bronny tabbed as a 4-star recruit, ranked 30th for the class of 2023, with Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, UCLA, and North Carolina Central as the schools he is most interested in.
Check out the video above as Windhorst details how Bronny compares to his father at the same age, and what to expect from Bronny in the next few years.