The Ohio State Buckeyes haven’t won a regular season basketball title in the Big Ten Conference since 2012, and the team doesn’t appear headed for another one any time soon at its current trajectory.
There is at least one forthcoming college basketball recruit who could help the Buckeyes make it back to the mountaintop, however: LeBron James’ son Bronny James, who is currently listed as a four-star prospect in the Class of 2023.
James, a 6-foot-3, 190 pound point guard from Sierra Canyon High School in Los Angeles, has finally come to terms on his top three schools of choice for next season, according to a report from Luca Evans of the LA Times.
The rising prospect has offers from Memphis, Ohio State and USC among others, and soon, we will find out exactly where the talented youngster will be taking his considerable talents.
James is roughly six inches shorter than his world famous father, but his game shows the same hallmarks as LeBron’s as shown in the highlights package below.
Bronny James has been moving up the 2023 rankings, coming in at #34 overall according to 247Sports.com, making him the highest-rated uncommitted prospect on the high school landscape.
He is expected to announce his commitment after the high school basketball season ends this spring.
Report: Ohio State, USC Among Bronny James’ Top Three
According to Evans, James’ top three is as follows: Ohio State, Oregon and USC.
Recently, NBA veteran Thaddeus Young offered the following scouting report on Bronny’s game:
“He’s solid as hell. Obviously, probably not the elite of the elite. But he’s athletic, he’s strong, he plays defense, he can shoot the ball well, he can run the point guard position, he can play off ball. I love his game.”
Already, the Buckeyes, 2023 recruiting class is shaping up to be a good one.
It’s currently ranked #6 in the country by 247Sports.com, led by four-star prospects Taison Chatman, Scotty Middleton, and Devin Royal.
James would be the Crown Jewel of this year’s class, as a combo guard who would almost certainly see extended playing time for Ohio State Head Coach Chris Holtmann’s team at some point during the 2023-2024 season.