Bronny James, the son of Los Angeles Lakers star forward LeBron James, is doing well after a major cardiac arrest scare he suffered during a workout last month, according to USC Trojans men’s basketball head coach Andy Enfield.
“The good thing is he’s doing extremely well and he’s in class right now. And we all love him,” Enfield told the Associated Press Sunday. “I think everybody is hopeful that Bronny will return to the court. We just have to be patient and take it step by step.”
According to a statement released on Friday by the James family, Bronny suffers from a treatable congenital heart defect that was the probable cause of the cardiac incident. The family is confident Bronny will return to the basketball court in the near future.
“Our goal is to support Bronny in any way we can academically, athletically, and be patient with how things develop in his return,” Enfield said.
Enfield went on to tell the Associated Press that despite Bronny’s pedigree, it didn’t change USC’s recruiting pitch.
“He’s a terrific basketball player and was playing very well [before the cardiac arrest]. We all think there is a big upside in his game and he can help our team win,” Enfield said. “It was a little later in the recruiting cycle and also was different because he comes from a pretty good basketball family. But it really didn’t change our recruiting pitch because we’re very honest with people and showed him an opportunity that we thought he could have here at USC.”