When your dad is a great a basketball player as LeBron James, it is hard not to get recognition from all over the country. Even at 11 years of age, LeBron James Jr. already has offers from two of the top college programs in the country.
After the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA championship Sunday night, it was reported by ESPN that James Jr. already has standing offers from Duke and Kentucky. His dad, who went straight to the NBA out of high school and never played college basketball, doesn’t seem to like the idea of his son being targeted by colleges.
“Yeah, he’s already got some offers from colleges,” James told CBS in Detroit in February of last year. “It’s pretty crazy. It should be a violation. You shouldn’t be recruiting 10-year-old kids.”
Kentucky head coach has already been to watch LeBron James Jr. in the past, watching him play in a fourth grade AAU National Championship game. The youngster has already proven that he can play with the best of them.
It certainly looks like he has a bright future at the collegiate basketball level. Maybe one day he will get to hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy.
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