The USC Trojans haven’t won a regular season basketball title in the Pac-12 Conference since 1984-1985, and the team still has a long ways to go before it reaches that mountaintop again.
The team did win a league tournament title in 2008-2009, but hasn’t reached those same heights since, even with superstars like Evan Mobley on board.
There is at least one forthcoming college basketball recruit who could help the Trojans accomplish that feat, 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: USC, Ohio State, and Oregon.
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.”
USC currently has the number 10 overall recruiting class in the country according to 247Sports.com, led by the nation’s number one overall recruit and fellow athletic combo guard Isaiah Collier.
A duo of James and Collier could cause serious havoc in the Pac-12 next season, especially if incoming four-star recruits Arrinten Page and Silas Demary, Jr. pan out as expected.
The potential infusion of youth and talent could make the Trojans one of college basketball’s teams to watch moving forward under Head Coach Andy Enfield, who signed a contract to remain with the team until the 2027-2028 season.