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Recruiting Bronny James is a tough task as colleges 'have to jump through a thousand hoops'

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Recruiting Bronny James is a tough task as colleges 'have to jump through a thousand hoops'

Recruiting Bronny James was a difficult task as college coaches revealed they had to ‘jump through a thousand hoops’ and had to ‘schedule time with the publicist just to talk to his mother’

Recruiting Bronny James has proven to be a challenge for several colleges interested in luring him to their programs.

The six-foot-three guard and eldest son of Lakers superstar LeBron James is in his senior year at Sierra Canyon in Southern California and is starting to narrow down his college options.

However, the process seems to be a difficult task for teams interested in recruiting his talents.

Recruiting Bronny James has proven to be a challenge for some interested colleges

Recruiting Bronny James has proven to be a challenge for some interested colleges

Some coaches opened up to the challenge, revealing that to get to the starlet they first had to go through the family’s publicist, her mother, and other hoops.

‘I tried to get involved, but you have to jump through a thousand hoops just to get to mom,’ an ACC coach told On3. ‘You are not allowed to talk to the child. You have to schedule an appointment on Tuesday or Thursday with the publicist just to talk to the mother.’

Another SEC coach added, ‘Looking back on it, we probably tried to get involved. Honestly, I don’t know how realistic the recruitment will be.’

They said they need to schedule an appointment with the family's publicist on Tuesday or Thursday

They said they need to schedule an appointment with the family’s publicist on Tuesday or Thursday

Bronny showed his potential on several occasions for Sierra Canyon, averaging 20 points in a three-game stretch against Chaminade, Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler and LA Loyola, while leaving his teammates and coach stunned after doing a leg break. jam against the former.

James displays the same talent as his father, Lakers superstar LeBron James (left)

James displays the same talent as his father, Lakers superstar LeBron James (left)

He is the No. 38 overall prospect and No. 10 combo guards in On3’s 2023 rankings. He is also the No. 7 players in California.

‘In short, Bronny is special, and he possesses the same greatness that we see from LeBron,’ said a west coast college assistant.

It is believed that James now has offers on the table from nine college teams as he prepares for the next step in his basketball journey, and they have been narrowed down to three.

According to the Los Angeles Times, he will choose between Ohio – his home state and LeBron’s clear favorite – USC and Oregon at the end of the Sierra Canyon season, which will be in late February or early March.

The report suggests that the Memphis Tigers, the other major program interested in recruiting him, are now out of the running.

In response to the LA Times report, the 18-year-old told On3: ‘I’m still open, but those are options.’

Meanwhile, on Sunday, LeBron James told The Oregonian that Bronny isn’t limiting his options to those three schools but is in the ‘top five or six.’

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James began narrowing down his options of Ohio, USC and Oregon to his 'top five or six'

James began narrowing down his options of Ohio, USC and Oregon to his ‘top five or six’

Earlier this week, Bronny was one of 24 elite high school basketball athletes selected for Tuesday’s famous McDonald’s All-American game, just like his father.

Bronny has already penned an endorsement deal with Nike as he prepares for his college career, which mum Savannah believes will be a ‘really cool’ way to ‘start his legacy’ in the sport.

‘Bronny wants to have a career in college,’ Savannah told Sports Illustrated.

‘I think it would be really cool for him to start with collegiate basketball, just to start his legacy there.’