“Bronny James Enters NBA Draft After One Season with USC.”

Bronny James, the son of NBA star LeBron James, has decided to enter the draft after his first season with USC. He has also entered the transfer portal in case he chooses to stay in college.

He shared that he has had a year of ups and downs, but it has helped him grow as a man, student, and athlete. Bronny’s freshman season at USC was challenging due to a cardiac arrest he suffered at a workout in July. After being diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, he was sidelined for almost five months but returned to make his season debut about a month later.

Unfortunately, he only averaged 4.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game, shooting just over 25% from three. According to Shams Charania from The Athletic, he plans to work out and visit with NBA teams to make a decision based on evaluation. Bronny’s agent, Rich Paul, values getting young players on the right developmental team more than getting them into the lottery.

If Bronny’s workouts do not yield interest from NBA teams, he can head back to college. One team to look out for if he returns to college is Duquesne. The Dukes’ new coach, Dru Joyce, was a high school teammate of LeBron and a James family friend. Keith Dambrot, who retired last month after coaching Duquesne to its first NCAA Tournament win since 1969, was LeBron’s high school coach.

Reports earlier this week following USC head coach Andy Enfield’s departure to coach at SMU suggested that Bronny would enter the portal, but LeBron said that Bronny is his own man, and his family will support whatever decision he makes.

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