LeBron James’ Son Reportedly Showing Interest in Tennessee

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    The son of NBA star LeBron James, Bronny James, has had a very quiet and secretive recruitment throughout his high school career. The guard from Sierra Canyon High School in Los Angeles is currently ranked as a four-star prospect and the 38th ranked player in the class of 2023.

    While the recruitment for James is still a long way away, a report from Sunday has sparked some conversation around Knoxville.

    According to 247 Sports’ Eric Bossi, Tennessee could be one of the initial frontrunners in the recruitment of James.

    “He’s still basically off limits to the media and hasn’t put out a school list, but some of the teams that he is believed to have interest in include Duke, Ohio State, Tennessee and Texas among others,” Bossi said in a report from Sunday.

    In the summer of 2021, Yahoo Sports reported four teams that we’re believed to be showing interest in James.

    “Duke, North Carolina, Kansas and Kentucky have all shown early interest but the status of James’ recruitment is unknown,” said Yahoo Sports’ Krysten Peek.

    Currently, the only future Tennessee player that has made a commitment is Knoxville’s B.J. Edwards in the class of 2022.

    Bronny James, a four-star combo guard in the class of 2023, stands at 6-foot-3 and weighs in at 190-pounds. According to 247 Sports’ composite rankings, James is the sixth-ranked combo guard in the class and the fifth-ranked player from the state of California.

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    Lebron James and Bronny James. Photo by Jay LaPrete/Associated Press.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.