The NBA world and college basketball world are so closely aligned.
Mostly because the top college players only have to spend one year at school before they can go pro.
But, one of the most talked about college basketball players is LeBron James’ son, Bronny.
He is on the USC basketball team but has yet to step on the court this season after a scare in preseason practice.
Bronny suffered a cardiac arrest in late July and up until this point has not been cleared to play.
Thankfully, it appears like he is close to returning to the court.
According to Shams Charania, Bronny has been cleared to make a full return to basketball.
He is expected to resume practice next week and return to games shortly after.
Just In: After recovering from a cardiac arrest in late July, USC freshman Bronny James has been cleared to make a full return to basketball. He will resume practice next week for Trojans and return to games soon after. Statement from James family spokesperson: pic.twitter.com/3aj490m6Fl
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 30, 2023
This is awesome news for the James family and college basketball.
You can bet many people will be turning on USC games to see Bronny in action.
This is a significant year for Bronny and his NBA dreams.
We have heard all along that LeBron wants to play on the same NBA team as his son.
If Bronny decides to leave USC after this year that may become possible.
But it seems like staying an extra year or two could benefit Bronny the most.
Especially after missing the start of this season, his draft stock may not be very high.
It will be interesting to see how well Bronny plays once he steps on the court.
That will be the ultimate factor in how high he may get drafted.