Bronny James has a dominant offensive game at the Nike EYBL Peach Jam, is he any closer to moving up the rankings and making the NBA a possibility?

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – FEBRUARY 05: Bronny James #0 of Sierra Canyon HS during the game against Glenbard West HS at Wintrust Arena on February 05, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

Bronny James, son of NBA superstar LeBron James, and his Strive for Greatness team are at the Nike EYBL Peach Jam in Augusta, Georgia this week. The Class of 2023 keeper had one of the most assertive attacking games of his young career. He scored 28 points and provided six assists, although his team lost. LeBron was in attendance and tweeted about his son’s performance.

As a junior, Bronny is ranked 39th nationally on the ESPN 100 list. He received a scholarship offer from the University of Kentucky and interest from Duke, Kansas and North Carolina. But he is far from the NBA.

LeBron has spoken openly about playing with his son. But under the current league system, he wouldn’t be eligible for the draft for two years.

“My senior year will be played with my son,” James said. “Wherever Bronny is, that’s where I will be. I would do whatever it takes to play with my son for a year. It’s not about the money then.

It is the 2024 NBA Draft and the 2024-25 season that would be LeBron’s 22nd year in the league. He will be 40 during this season. However, Bronny needs to be drafted first and he is far from ready for the NBA.

24/7 Sports’ Adam Finkelstein studies players at the prep level and thought this EYBL Peach Jam game was Bronny’s best.

“Bronny James is perhaps the most recognized high school player in the country, and yet he almost never plays like he has something to prove. He’s usually content to put on the right play and make a winning impact in a way that isn’t always as strong as her social media following or fan attention would suggest.
“On Monday though, Bronny was as assertive with his individual attack as I’ve ever seen him. Playing with the ball in his hands as a playmaker, he always involved his Strive for Greatness team, but he aggressively looked for opportunities to assert himself, both behind the three-point line and attacking the edge. The result was 28 points and 6 assists on 11 of 22 shooting from the floor and 5 of 11 from the three-point line.

A lot can change in two years for Bronny. At 6ft 3in, growing a few inches taller would definitely help and increase his wingspan. The NBA is a league of super tall, elite-skilled, and tall super ballers.

This summer circuit will be huge for Bronny as he looks to climb the national rankings, and if he uses it to propel himself into a very successful senior season, he will have plenty of options for his playing career after high school. .

Maybe he plays college ball for a year in a good program where he can play and continue to develop his skills. Or he can play for the NBA G League Ignite program. The most important thing is that he continues to develop his basketball skills and IQ.

Being the son of LeBron James has a ton of inherent pressures. He needs space and time to grow into any type of player, regardless of his father’s accomplishments.

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