Bronny James is a four-star college basketball prospect with a five-star name. After all, not many college basketball recruits of any star level are the son of the best basketball player in the world.
Recently, an anonymous college coach trashed the effort required to recruit the younger James while speaking to Legion Hoops.
College coach on Bronny’s recruitment process:
“I tried to get involved, but you had to jump through a thousand hoops just to get to the mom… You’re not allowed to talk to the kid. You have to schedule a time on Tuesday or Thursday with the publicist just to talk to the mom.” pic.twitter.com/SE1E29g9ov
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) January 25, 2023
“I tried to get involved, but you had to jump through a thousand hoops just to get to the mom…” the coach said. “You’re not allowed to talk to the kid. You have to schedule a time on Tuesday or Thursday with the publicist just to talk to the mom.”
James is reportedly down to three schools: the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Oregon Ducks, and the USC Trojans. His father is a Buckeyes fan with a well-known connection to the university. Recruiting experts, however, generally predict James will commit to the Trojans to stay in Los Angeles close to his father.
The NBA and college men’s basketball world was quick to react to the coach’s take:
So then schedule time on Tuesday or Thursday if you want him.
Good for Bronny's mom. https://t.co/yuas58DqLA
— Mo Egger (@MoEgger) January 25, 2023
they really thought they could stroll into the james household and hit em with the classic package of a dodge charger and money under the table https://t.co/j9iCP96ADv
— Joe Ali (@JoeAli) January 25, 2023
It has been widely known that no one is allowed to interview Bronny until he turns 18. LeBron and Savannah are protecting him from the media and other weirdos. Totally fair to have the same style when it comes to recruiters — who are often weird or slimey https://t.co/4fC4QvHQSG
— Zach Schwartz (@zachzachzach) January 25, 2023
if true, that's excessive. https://t.co/4ILY9dsi15
— Eric Christensen (@cbseric) January 25, 2023
James has yet to comment on the report.