NCAA Recruiting: Duke hosts LeBron James, Jr. for unofficial visit

LeBron James isn’t the only one in the family that has been heavily recruited this summer.

LeBron “Bronny” James, Jr., despite being just 13 years old, is already becoming one of the most-recruited prospects by colleges across the country. Bronny has already been linked to the likes of Kentucky and Duke.

The latter program hosted Bronny and his AAU team over the weekend for an unofficial visit. And while the whole team was included in the tour of the facility hosted by former guard and current assistant coach Nolan Smith, you can bet Bronny was the focus for the Duke staff.

LeBron James, Jr., was reported to have an offer in waiting from Duke and Kentucky (he doesn’t from Duke, as they don’t offer scholarships to guys that young), but is starting to make waves in videos circulating on Overtime and BallIsLife, showing early signs that he’ll be successful on the court like his father. Over the weekend, James and his AAU team, the North Coast Blue Chips, took in a tour of Cameron Indoor Stadium and a walk through of the K Center, Duke’s practice facility adjacent to Cameron.

As part of the Class of 2022, Bronny may end up not having to play a year in college depending on when the one-and-done rule is abolished. If he is required to play a season in the college ranks, expect Ohio State and Duke to be leaders in the clubhouse with the former being a childhood favorite school of LeBron James, Sr. The latter program is led by Mike Krzyzewski, a coach who has extensive experience coaching James, Sr. at the Team USA level.

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