Like father…like son!
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in the James household. LeBron James‘ 10-year-old son is balling so hard college coaches wanna find him!
In a recent interview, LeBron revealed “Bronny” has already received letters and scholarships from college coaches who are trying to recruit the young lad and the Cavaliers baller wants them to back off.
“Yeah, he’s already got some offers from colleges,” James told CBS Detroit before the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ matchup against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday. “It’s pretty crazy. It should be a violation. You shouldn’t be recruiting 10-year-old kids.”
According to ESPN, there are no rules in the NCAA handbook that prohibits coaches from eyeing young players.
College coaches are not prevented from monitoring young players like LeBron James Jr., per NCAA rules.
From the NCAA handbook: “In men’s basketball, a coaching staff member may observe an individual who has not entered the seventh grade participating in an athletically related activity, provided such observation occurs during a period when it is permissible to evaluate prospective student-athletes.”
Although the NCAA’s bylaws attempt to curtail the recruitment of players prior to high school, the rules that the NCAA enforces through official channels have no impact on the recruitment pipeline’s underground, which often employs AAU coaches and other liaisons as third parties who relay information to athletes. The latter is not something that the NCAA can efficiently and effectively monitor or stop.
I’m so happy LeBron James is protecting his son and allowing him to be a child.
Bronny’s basketball team recently won a championship game in New Orleans. Peep that winning smile.
Check out this clip of LeBron James, Jr. getting it in on the court…just like his dad!