With all the hoopla bordering Sierra Canyon (Calif.) growing senior and probable Duke basketball recruiting prospect Bronny James, the sudden expansion spurt of his more youthful brother and Sierra Canyon teammate, Bryce James, has absent reasonably disregarded.
But some declare Bryce James, now 15 a long time old and coming into his sophomore year, could be the superior extensive-time period prospect among Los Angeles Lakers celebrity LeBron James’ two sons.
Seemingly in the previous handful of months on your own, the 6-foot-6 little ahead has passed his 6-foot-3 older brother in the height division even though creeping up on his father’s 6-foot-8 stature.
Then this 7 days, Bryce James confirmed off his clutch gene for his Attempt For Greatness 16U AAU squad. Down two factors with 1 second left on the clock, he drew a foul on a 3-level attempt and calmly knocked down all a few cost-free throws for the get above Showtime Elite.
Only time will convey to if Bryce James’ athleticism and ability established will capture up with his top. Even so, take note that his dad a short while ago referred to him as “my twin” in the remarks part of an Instagram publish that place the simple resemblance on display screen:
On Tuesday, Benyame Kidane of The Sporting News broke down the most apparent change in abilities among Bronny and Bryce James:
“Though Bronny is far more of a playmaking guard, Bryce’s size makes it possible for him to assault the basket at will, swallow rebounds, and get out in transition. The striking function of his match is his capacity and assurance taking pictures the ball, an region you can inform he has targeted on. In 2018, LeBron declared the then 11-year-old was presently the ‘best shooter in the house.'”
Ishaan Bhattacharya of Fadeaway Earth discussed it in these text:
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“Bryce is building a reliable sport but nonetheless will not have the same athletic gifts as his elder brother or father. He won’t have the explosive jump, but he has a continuous shot, great courtroom consciousness, and could seemingly grow to be a pretty tall player. His superior university year is likely to get a ton additional eyes this 12 months.”
As one can see in the quick emphasize deal beneath, there is some craftiness to Bryce James’ video game close to the basket:
A Duke basketball longshot for both James brother?
Bronny James, who has exhibited an interest in the Blue Devils by wearing Duke gear in the previous, ranks No. 43 in general on the 247Sports activities 2023 Composite. He and his camp have not documented any provides in his oh-so-secretive recruitment.
Adam Finkelstein of 247Athletics pointed out very last week at Peach Jam — wherever initial-12 months Duke basketball head mentor Jon Scheyer showed up for at least a person of Bronny James’ online games — that “the perception is that Bronny James is not likely to play faculty basketball.”
Meanwhile, most web-sites have but to rank 2025 recruits, nevertheless it really is value noting that Bryce James does not seem on the 2025 ESPN 25.
Not nevertheless, anyway.
So taking into consideration Bryce James is not yet one of the leading gamers in his course, it is as well early to figure out if he’ll be on the Blue Devils’ radar down the street. Even now, his remarkable growth is well worth keeping an eye on.
Duke basketball’s 2025 supply sheet is made up of a few players: electrical power ahead Cameron Boozer (No. 1 in the class, for every ESPN), smaller ahead Cooper Flagg (No. 3), and issue guard Cayden Boozer (No. 24).
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