‘He selected a good circumstance’: How scouts, coaches see Bronny

  • Jeff Borzello, ESPN Personnel WriterMay 9, 2023, 08:00 AM ET


    • Basketball recruiting insider.
    • Joined ESPN in 2014.
    • Graduate of University of Delaware.One of the biggest off-court college basketball secrets ended over the weekend, with Bronny James revealing his commitment to USC. The Trojans had actually emerged as the favorite over the previous couple of months, however with extremely little concrete info available and an extremely peaceful recruitment, it was uncertain where James was going or when he planned to make a decision.With James, boy of NBA super star LeBron James, now in the fold, the conversation relies on how things

      may look on the court for Andy Enfield and the Trojans. On paper, the addition of James makes USC the Pac-12 favorite at this point in the offseason.What will James bring to the table and how will he exist side-by-side on the floor with his brand-new teammates?Because of his dad, James has actually had attention on him throughout his high school profession. But he truly opened eyes last spring

      and summertime on the Nike EYBL circuit with the Strive for Success program. He balanced 11.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 23 games, revealing enhancement as an outdoors shooter and adjusting to become more of a focal point in his group’s offense.Coming out of last summertime, one high-major college coach shared his hunting ideas with ESPN: Editor’s Picks 2 Associated”He revealed more assertiveness as a scorer,”the coach said at the time.”Bronny in fact plays with some resemblances to his dad– he plays high much like his father does, he has

      a significant feel for throwing the ball ahead in shift. He keeps the ball hot, understands the best play to make and does so on time. He really moves his feet defensively and has the lateral speed and strength to be a fantastic on-ball, point-of-attack defender. The consistency of his dive shot still reoccurs, and he is not yet able to access his vertical athleticism in the half court.”Nevertheless, in transition or with a runway to the rim, Bronny has some pop. Where I would like to see him grow is as an one-on-one creator of his own offense. … I wish to see him settle into college and continue to

      grow more comfy finding his own offense, however he’s a great, wise player. “ESPN followed up with the exact same coach after James’dedication, and he revealed

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