The youngest James is reportedly taking his abilities to Studio Metropolis, California.
It’s a remaining farewell for the brothers’ journeys on the basketball court docket at Sierra Canyon, with Bronny headed to USC for his freshman 12 months of school and LeBron’s son, Bryce, transferring to Campbell Corridor forward of his junior 12 months of highschool.
With a hefty tuition price of round $47,780 a 12 months, the personal establishment is barely 19 miles from Sierra Canyon, and has a powerful record of celeb alums, from Dakota and Elle Fanning to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
To that, the Vikings’ athletic wing additionally has a notable roster of previous basketball stars that features NBA brothers Aaron, Jrue and Justin Vacation. And the present roster carries its personal star energy within the making, with the 6-foot-6 James becoming a member of Richard Hamilton II, the son of former NBA star Richard Hamilton, and Baron Bellamy, the son of actor/comic Invoice Bellamy.
On the helm of such potential is head coach David Grace, who was employed in April after his time with Centennial Excessive College in Arizona.
Campbell Corridor director of athletics, Kris King, shared his ideas on the rent to USA TODAY Sports activities:
“With David’s expertise at excessive main school packages and his talent growth success with center and highschool gamers, we’re assured that David will construct upon our tradition and lead our program each on and off the court docket.”
Earlier than his time on the Arizona highschool hardwood, Grace was an assistant at Oregon State, UCLA, California, and Vanderbilt—an experience-filled resume he might depend on to assist develop James.
Nonetheless, he additionally understands the distinctive state of affairs that awaits, one thing Grace make clear to ESPN:
“I need Bryce, if I get to educate him, to be Bryce. “As a result of that’s particular, and I need him to get essentially the most out of his expertise right here at Campbell Corridor and develop. He’s going to have far more than simply me serving to, however I’m going to attempt to do my half. I perceive the place he’s coming from to a degree. I’m not him. My household wasn’t in that highlight, however I’ve been across the highlight and I can share my experiences or I can simply perceive his experiences. That’s the place I’ll develop as a coach.”
James, who signed an NIL contract with Klutch Sports activities, is at present taking part in in Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball league whereas persevering with to develop into his body, which resembles his father’s peak greater than Bronny’s, who measures at 6-foot-3.
Bryce James acquired subsequent 🔥
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) Might 14, 2023
With out query, he will likely be a extremely touted prospect subsequent season and into his senior 12 months.
And although it’s a guessing recreation about how he’ll progress and, ultimately, the place he’ll head subsequent, one factor is for certain: count on Vikings video games to be a little bit extra crowded… not less than till the reported new multimillion-dollar athletic facility on campus—that the James household has made a donation towards—is accomplished.