Bryce James, 15, is following in his father LeBron James‘ footsteps. Bryce shared the good news of his first Division I scholarship offer to play ball at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Sunday. “Blessed to receive my first d1 offer from Duquesne #godukes,” he wrote on his Instagram Story next to the college’s logo. And of course, his proud dad, 37, shared the amazing news as well on his Instagram Story, adding “AYYYEEE!!! LET’S GO MAXIMUS @_JUSTBRYCE.”
Both of LeBron’s Boys Are Focusing On Playing Ball After HS
Bryce’s older brother, Bronny James, 17, is also setting his sights on pro ball, and is also expected to go to college right after high school. He recently received an offer from Memphis. Both Bryce, a sophomore, and Bronny, a senior, play at Sierra Canyon. This school year, Bryce is expected to play on the school’s JV team and Bronny on the varsity team. This summer, the siblings both played for the California Basketball Club as part of the AXE Euro Tour competing against teams in Europe.
The James Family Has Connections to Duquesne University
The James family has some memorable connections at Duquesne University that date back many years. Their head coach, Keith Dambrot, previously coached LeBron when he was a student at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio, and assistant coach, Dru Joyce III, played with LeBron in high school, according to Sports Illustrated. Dru’s father, Dru Joyce II was also LeBron’s coach and mentor when he was just 10-years-old.
Watching His Boys Play Together Got LeBron Emotional
Bryce had a bit of a growth spurt this year and is now standing at 6-foot-6 at just 15-years-old, making him several inches taller than Bronny who is currently 6-foot-3. Earlier in the month, LeBron shared a Tweet about his excitement watching his boys play basketball together. “Man I’m literally watching Bronny and Bryce on the court together for the first time in a game situation!! This is INSANE!! I’m EMOTIONAL AF!! WOW.” He also posted a photo to his Instagram page captioned, “WOW WOW WOW!!!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥. My damn boys!! 🥺🥺Partners In Crime!! #YoungKings🤴🏾 #JamesGang👑”
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The NBA champion also posted a video in early August of him and his two boys working on the court together at the Los Angeles Lakers facility captioned, “Simply no better feeling than doing what I love to do with who I love! Great work today Young🤴🏾’s #JamesGang👑 #EarnedNotGiven” All three showed off their impressive moves on the court, dribbling, dunking and shooting. Many supportive comments filled the post with some from famous friends – Kevin Durant, Isaiah Thomas, Patrick Mahomes, Dwayne Wade, Diddy, Nike Basketball, Carmelo Anthony and many others.
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LeBron hopes to be able to play in the NBA with Bronny, so retiring any time soon is not on his mind. He told The Athletic earlier this year what his plans are. “My last year will be played with my son. Wherever Bronny is at, that’s where I’ll be. I would do whatever it takes to play with my son for one year. It’s not about the money at that point.”