LeBron James Irked by Colleges Recruiting 10-Year-Old Son

LeBron James, LeBron James Jr., NCAA

LeBron James Irked by Colleges Recruiting 10-Year-Old Son

NBA star says any offer should be an NCAA violation.

Published February 26, 2015

LeBron James is proud as can be of his 10-year-old son's skills on the basketball court. He's just not thrilled by LeBron James Jr. already receiving college offers.

"Yeah, he's already got some offers from colleges," James told CBS Detroit on Tuesday. "It's pretty crazy. It should be a violation. You shouldn't be recruiting 10-year-old kids."

Although NCAA rules stipulate that "a prospective student-athlete is a student who has started classes for the ninth grade," the sanctioning body doesn't prevent coaches from monitoring younger prospects.

"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," the NCAA handbook of rules stipulates, as reported by ESPN.

King James has contributed the media attention his son has received on the hardwood, as he did tweet out a video of James Jr. impressively scoring and dishing during a tournament last month

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Written by BET-Staff


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