All eyes were on Broni James during the McDonald’s All-American game Tuesday night. That’s to be expected when you’re the eldest son of LeBron James, the NBA’s scoring leader.
On the big stage, Bronney James delivered.
James, whose inclusion as an All-American drew some controversy, was impressive in scoring 15 points on 5-for-8 shooting—all five of his baskets coming from 3-point ranges, in a 109-106 East win over his West team. LeBron James, who has made no secret that he wants to play in the NBA with Broni one day, was on hand to watch his son, celebrating with every basket.
Where does Bronnie James go to college?
James, a four-star, is the only player named to the McDonald’s All American Game still not committed for the 2023-24 season. Per 247 sportsJames has offers from Memphis, Ohio State and Southern California, and has also expressed interest in Oregon State.
Where did Broni James play basketball in high school?
The 6-foot-3 James played at Sierra Canyon High School in Chatsworth, California.
Why was Bronie James wearing pink shoes?
James stood out on the court in his bright pink sneakers, a stark comparison to his Adidas decked-out teammates. James, along with Jojo Watkins of Los Angeles’ Sierra Canyon and DJ Wagner of Camden High in New Jersey, wore Nike sneakers instead of McDonald’s-sponsored Adidas gear.
James, Watkins, and Wagner all signed a NIL (Name, Image, Like) deal with Nike in October. According to ESPN’s Nick DiPaola, James wore a LeBron 20, Wagner Kobe wore a 6 and Watkins wore a GT Cat 2.
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Who are the Other Notable Players in the McDonald’s All American Game?
Robert Dillingham, who was ineligible, was the only player in the tournament Top 10 cars from the 247 Sports Composite Who didn’t make the list at the McDonald’s All American Game.
Outside of James, perhaps the most notable players to take the field on Tuesday night were Andrej Stojakovic and DJ Wagner. Stojakovic is the son of longtime NBA sniper Peja Stojakovic and committed to Stanford. Wagner is the son of former NBA player DaJuan Wagner and grandson of former NBA player Milt Wagner, who helped lead Louisville to a national title in 1986.
All-American Game invitees Wagner, Justin Edwards, Aaron Bradshaw and Red Sheppard all committed to Kentucky. (Sheppard is the son of former Kentucky players Jeff Sheppard and Stacy Reed Sheppard.) Duke has also been a good rep with Mackenzie Mgbako, Sean Stewart and Jared McCain making All-American Game rosters.
Tuesday’s leading scorer was Isaiah Collier, a USC member who ranked first in the class of 2023 Per 247 Sports Composite. But Collier missed two great free throws late on that could have put the Wests ahead.
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