Bronny James timeline: A timeline from heart attack to set
Jeff Borzello, ESPN
- Personnel WriterDec 7, 2023, 08:15 PM ET Close Basketball recruiting insider.
- Signed up with ESPN in 2014.
- Graduate of University of Delaware.Bronny James, the
child of Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, appears set to make his USC Trojans launching on Sunday against Long Beach State, almost five months after suffering cardiac arrest throughout a July practice.He was cleared by medical professionals for a go back to basketball
on Nov. 30, going through practices earlier today before receiving full-contact clearance from USC. He took part in his very first complete contact practice Thursday.In a statement in August, the James household stated Bronny James has a genetic heart problem that is treatable, according to doctor entrusted with his care.James, a top-20 hire in the class of 2023, got to USC last spring.
He invested his high school career at Sierra Canyon High School( California), becoming an authentic NBA possibility over the past couple of years. James was part of an extremely touted hiring class for USC coach Andy Enfield as one of four ESPN 100 potential customers– consisting of Isaiah Collier, the No. 1 total hire in the 2023 class and the projected No. 1 choice in the 2024 NBA draft.Here is a look at crucial minutes in James’journey to play college basketball.Bronny James has been cleared by doctors to go back to basketball, per the James Household pic.twitter.com/6LDw9Pr5XL!.?.!— NCAA March Madness (@MarchMadnessMBB )November 30, 2023 July 21, 2018: Informal see to Duke Bronny check outs Duke’s school with his North Coast Stock grassroots team.May 29, 2019: Heading to Sierra Canyon The Los Angeles Times breaks the news that Bronny
— who has actually simply completed eighth grade– and his more youthful bro, Bryce, are leaving Santa Monica Crossroads and registering at Sierra Canyon.Sept.
3, 2022: Journey to Ohio State Bronny and LeBron take a see to Ohio State for the Buckeyes’ football game versus Notre Dame, standing on the sidelines at the Horseshoe. A number of days later, Bronny posts an image on Instagram of him in an Ohio
State basketball jersey with the #notcommitted hashtag. LeBron was born and raised in Akron, Ohio, while Bronny was born in Cleveland.Jan. 24, 2023: Picked for the McDonald’s All-American game Bronny is among 24 players picked to the prestigious McDonald’s All-American Game.March 29, 2023: McDonald’s All-American Game Bronny plays 20 minutes for the West group, finishing with 15 points and 4 helps while shooting 5-for-8 from 3-point variety. He also took part in the dunk contest.April 6, 2023: Bronny breaks his silence Bronny had actually not given an interview throughout his high school profession, particularly concerning his recruitment. However at the Nike Hoop
Top, he finally speaks publicly about the recruiting procedure.” Talking with them, speaking with the coaches, it’s great to understand they desire me there with them,”Bronny states, in response to a question about all-star-game teammates recruiting him to specific schools.” However at the end of the day, it’s my choice and I require to make the right one for me.”May 6, 2023: Dedication to USC Bronny announces his commitment to the Trojans on Instagram. LeBron James says later that night
:”Congratulations to my boy on his next journey, on picking a fantastic university. I’m proud of him.”This is an amazing thing,”LeBron added.”Undoubtedly, his daddy didn’t go to school. His mommy didn’t go to college. It’s very cool. … USC is getting a fantastic kid. He exists to play basketball, [
but] they’re going to be super shocked at how excellent a kid he is, despite the fact that they’ve been recruiting him for a while. “May 10, 2023: USC gets letter of intent USC formally announces the finalizing of Bronny James, signing up with the Trojans’2023-24 roster.June 14, 2023: Arrival at USC posts a tweet revealing Bronny’s arrival on school.”Bronny has actually gotten here,”it says.July 24, 2023: Bronny suffers a heart attack while practicing Bronny is treated by medical staff and required to the healthcare facility, being confessed to ICU.July 25, 2023: Bronny is in steady condition, no longer in ICU A James family representative releases a statement confirming the cardiac arrest and trip to the healthcare facility.” He is now in stable condition and no longer in ICU, “per the spokesperson.
“LeBron and Savannah wish to publicly send their deepest thanks and gratitude to the USC medical and athletic personnel for their unbelievable work and dedication to the safety of their
professional athletes, “the declaration adds.Aug. 25, 2023: Bronny’s heart flaw deemed treatable In a statement, the
James family states Bronny’s heart condition– identified as a congenital heart defect– can be treated, and the household anticipates him to go back to the basketball court.Oct. 2, 2023: LeBron states Bronny plans to play this season Throughout Los Angeles Lakers media day
, LeBron James says Bronny is on school taking classes and is doing”very well.” He includes that Bronny has actually begun the rehabilitation process to return on the flooring to play this season.Nov. 7, 2023: LeBron states Bronny has
an upcoming medical examination LeBron James says Bronny will go back to practice with the objective of appearing in game action if he passes a medical examination at the end of November. “Things are going in the right direction with Bronny’s progress,”James says.
“He’s doing rehab. Weekly he gets to do increasingly more and more. We have a big minute at the end of this month to see if we can continue to move forward. If he’s cleared, we’ll be not too long away from him being back on the flooring and back with his teammates and practicing, with the
concept of being back on the flooring and playing in game circumstances.”Nov. 19, 2023: Bronny goes through pregame warmups for the first time Prior to USC’s game versus Brown, Bronny warms up with his colleagues for the very first time.”It was fantastic. He went through warmups with the group. He’s a big part of our program and our group. He’s a great colleague,”Enfield says.”We eagerly anticipate ideally one day getting him back on the court, however when that day is, that’s not my choice. We’re going to be patient and go through the procedure.” Nov. 23, 2023: Bronny goes through pregame warmups for the 2nd straight game James goes through warmups again before USC’s game versus Seton Hall. He takes three shots from the corner, according
to reports.”Yes, he is with us and he’s studying the game, “Enfield
says. “He’s seeing his teammates get involved and play and he’ll be out there hopefully pretty quickly. “Nov. 30, 2023: Bronny cleared to play A James family spokesperson announces Bronny has actually been cleared by doctors to go back to basketball, which he plans to resume practicing next week and return to games soon after.”The James household would like to reveal their thankfulness to the unbelievable medical group, the entire USC
neighborhood, and specifically the many pals, family, and fans for their love and support.
Battle On!” says a household representative in a statement.Dec. 4, 2023: Bronny a restricted individual in practice James
is a limited individual in USC’s practice while awaiting clearance for a full-contact practice.” Bronny has actually not been cleared completely yet from USC,”
Enfield informed ESPN after practice. “He can take part without contact. He’s done a great job of getting his conditioning and his strength back and I believe he’s on the course to being ready to play extremely quickly.”Dec. 7, 2023: Bronny participates in first full contact practice Three days before USC is set to host Long Beach State, James goes through his first full contact practice. The group and medical staff will assess how James feels over the next couple of days before deciding on whether he is cleared for his prospective debut, Enfield told ESPN.When asked if the strategy is for James to play in his very first collegiate game on Sunday, Enfield replies, “We presume.”” Today was his first day of contact
practice,”Enfield states after Thursday’s practice.” He looked excellent. He needs to get his timing back and get in game shape, but I believed today was an excellent first day.”