The eldest son of Lakers star LeBron James recently celebrated his 17th birthday. The youngster is following in his father’s footsteps on the basketball court, but when will Bronny James be drafted in the NBA?
Bronny James celebrates recent birthday
LeBron “Bronny” James, the eldest son of NBA star LeBron James and his wife Savannah, recently celebrated his 17th birthday.
The Los Angeles star and his wife celebrated the occasion by posting birthday messages to Bronny on social media.
“I can’t believe you are 17 @bronny!!! But I’m so happy that you are growing into the amazing young man you are!!” Savanah wrote on Instagram.
“You make me so happy, I’m so proud of you and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you!! I love you beyond words!!
Bronny was born on 6 October 2004, and has two siblings, Bryce, 14, and Zhuri, 6.
Bronny James’ basketball career
LeBron James has been an example on and off the court over his 19-year NBA career.
As one of the league’s biggest stars, it’s no surprise that Bronny has followed in his father’s footsteps.
Bronny James is currently playing at Sierra Canyon High School in Southern California.
Coming off a stellar freshman season, Bronny, who is a 6’3″ combo guard, is one of the top high school prospects in the country.
According to ESPN’s high school rankings, he is listed as the 49th overall prospect in the 2023 class – the year he will graduate.
The five-star recruit has a big season ahead of him at Sierra Canyon.
He was unable to play in his team’s game on Saturday (9 October), but he is expected to feature soon.
It’s also been announced that Bronny and his Sierra Canyon team will also take part in the Thanksgiving Hoopfest in Dallas, Texas.
When will Bronny James be drafted in the NBA?
Bronny is expected to attract serious attention from various colleges around the country.
However, the status of Bronny’s recruitment is currently undecided, and he may even elect to go down the NBA G League Ignite route.
What we do know is that Bronny will graduate from high school in 2023, and play for a college the following year.
That means because of the NBA’s one-and-done rules, Bronny will be able to enter the NBA draft in 2024.
NBA Draft Room currently has Bronny being drafted no. 34 overall in the 2024 NBA Draft, although this is obviously subject to change.
For now, though, Bronny will be focusing on his upcoming season with Sierra Canyon High School.