Recruiting Bronie James is a tall order, as college coaches reveal they have to “jump through a thousand hoops” and “schedule time with the PR guy to talk to his mom.”
Bronie James’ recruitment has proven to be a challenge for some colleges interested in luring him to their programs.
However, the process appears to be a difficult one for teams interested in signing his talents.
Bronie James’ recruitment proved to be a challenge for some interested colleges
Some coaches open the challenge by revealing that to get to the star they must first jump through the family’s PR man, his mother and other hoops.
“I tried to get involved, but you had to jump through a thousand hoops to get to your mom,” one ACC coach said On 3. “You are not allowed to talk to the child. You should make an appointment on Tuesday or Thursday with the PR person to just talk to Mom.’
Another SEC coach added, “Looking back on it, we probably should have tried to get involved. To be honest, I didn’t know how realistic the set would be.’
Some coaches have revealed that in order to get to the star, they have to go through his mom Savannah first
They are reportedly scheduled to meet with the family’s publicist on Tuesday or Thursday
Bronnie showed his needed potential several times for Sierra Canyon, averaging 20 points in three games against Chaminade, Marietta (GA) Wheeler and Loyola LA, while his teammates and coaches were stunned after making kick between the legs jam against the former.
James displays the same talent as his father, Lakers superstar LeBron James (left)
He ranks 38th overall and 10th in On3’s 2023 rankings. He is also the No. 7 player in California.
“Simply put, Bronny is special and has the same kind of greatness that we see in LeBron,” said one West Coast college assistant.
James now reportedly has offers from nine college teams as he prepares to take the next step in his basketball journey, narrowing the number down to three.
In accordance with Los Angeles Timeshe’ll be choosing between Ohio — his home state and LeBron’s clear favorite — USC and Oregon at the end of the Sierra Canyon season in late February or early March.
The Memphis Tigers, the other major program interested in recruiting him, are now out of the running, according to the report.
In response to the LA Times report, the 18-year-old told On3: “I’m still open, but those are options.”
Meanwhile, LeBron James told The Oregonian on Sunday that Broney didn’t necessarily limit his options to those three schools, but that they were in his “top five or six.”
James has started narrowing down his options from Ohio State, USC and Oregon to his “top five or six”
Earlier this week, Bronnie was one of 24 elite high school basketball athletes selected for the McDonald’s famous all-American game on Tuesday, as was his father.
Bronie has already signed an endorsement deal with Nike as he prepares for his college career, which mom Savannah says will be a “really cool” way to “start his legacy” in the sport.
“Bronnie wants to pursue a career in college,” Savannah said Sports Illustrated.
“I think it would be really cool for him to start in college basketball, just to start his legacy there.”