While all of the attention is on Bronny James as he approaches a decision on where to play college basketball, LeBron James’ 15-year-old son Bryce is also starting to receive scholarship offers and he received his first Division 1 offer on Monday.
Bryce announced that he has received an offer from the Duquesne Dukes.
Bryce James got his first D-I offer 🙌
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The younger James just returned from a European stint alongside his brother on their AAU squad.
While some might scoff at an offer from an Atlantic 10 school, especially compared to the major offers that Bronny is getting, it’s still a solid basketball conference with a storied history and a long list of NBA players to have come out of it.
There is, however, a personal connection that makes the offer make more sense. 4th-year Duquesne head coach Keith Dambrot was previously the head coach at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School where LeBron James played for two seasons. Also, Dru Joyce III, who is one of James’s best friends and a teammate from those high school days, is currently an associate head coach at the school. Joyce’s father Dru II was also an early mentor of LeBron and has won seven state championships as head coach at St. Vincent-St. Mary.
So while that might throw a little cold water on the offer, it’s also worth noting that Bryce is already 6’6″ and, according to some experts, is expected to blossom into an even better recruit than his older brother. So don’t expect Duquesne to lack competition very long.