Bronny James Declares For The NBA Draft

The son of LeBron James has also entered the NCAA transfer portal to maintain eligibility.

After only one year at the University of Southern California, Bronny James, the oldest son of Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James, will be taking his talents to the NBA.

In a statement on his Instagram, Bronny shared his decision with his followers.

“I’ve had a year with some ups and downs but all added to growth for me as a man, student, and athlete," Bronny wrote. "I’ve made the decision to enter the NBA Draft while maintaining my college eligibility, and will also be entering the NCAA transfer portal."

"Thank you to USC for an amazing Freshman year, and as always thankful for my family, friends, doctors, athletic trainers, and fans for their support," Bronny's statement continued.

A highly touted high school player, Bronny received McDonald's All-American honors and signed a letter of intent to attend USC in May. But his basketball future hung in the balance after he suffered a cardiac arrest in July at the USC training facility. Eventually, he underwent a procedure to treat a congenital heart defect that took him out of action for five months.

In December, Bronny made his long-awaited debut with USC where he posted four points, three rebounds and two assists in 16 minutes. For his freshman year, the 6‘4” guard averaged 4.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in 19 minutes a game.

After Andy Enfield, former head coach at USC, left to take over at SMU on Monday, many speculated on whether Bronny might have his sights set on another school

On Tuesday (April 2), LeBron, who has expressed his desire to play in the NBA with his son, said that Bronny had “some tough decisions to make” following the Laker's win over the Toronto Raptors.

“At the end of the day, Bronny’s his own man,” LeBron said after the game when asked if Bronny making himself eligible for the transfer portal.

“He has some tough decisions to make, and when he’s ready to make those decisions, he’ll let us all know. But as his family, we’re going to support whatever he does.”

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