Most ten year old kids are making friends, studying for the big test, watching cartoons on Saturday morning and keeping their eyes on the newest sneaker releases.
LeBron James Jr., son of Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James does all of the aforementioned things. He also happens to have eyes on him following reports surfacing that he’s already getting college scholarship offers from major division one schools for his prowess on the basketball court.
Fresh off his team competing and winning the 2015 John Lucas All Star Weekend for kids 10 and under in New Orleans, LBJ Jr. is in high demand. His dad is a proud papa, but also has his reservations: “Yeah, he’s already got some offers from colleges,” said James. “It should be a violation.”
James Jr. plays a lot like his father. A pass first perimeter player that has the ability to also score at will when he needs to. “Most kids nowadays just want to score,” said his father.
LeBron James never played college basketball.
He went to the NBA after graduating high school from Akron, Ohio’s St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. Since James made that move in 2003, the NBA has since mandated that players must play at least one year of college basketball before entering the league.
James made his decision to support his family and to capitalize off his growing buzz. James wants his son to enjoy being a kid and to eventually go to college, something that he did not do. When the time is right, perhaps when his son is actually in high school, he believes that is the golden opportunity to offer college scholarship to his son. “You shouldn’t be recruiting 10-year-old kids.”
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