All eyes were on Bronny James during Tuesday night’s McDonald’s All American Game. That’s to be expected when you’re the eldest son of LeBron James, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer.
Bronny James delivered on the big stage.
james, whose inclusion in the All-American game sparked some debate, scored an impressive 15 points in 5-on-8 shooting in East’s 109-106 win over his West team – all five baskets came from the 3-point range. LeBron James, who has made no secret of the fact that he would one day like to play in the NBA with Bronny, was on hand to watch his son celebrate with every shot.
Where does Bronny James go to college?
James, a four-star prospect, is the only player selected for the McDonald’s All American Game and not committed for the 2023-24 season. Per 247 sportsJames has offers from Memphis, Ohio State and Southern California, and he has also expressed an interest in Oregon.
Where did Bronny James play high school basketball?
The 6-foot-3 James played for Sierra Canyon High School in Chatsworth, California.
Why was Bronny James wearing pink shoes?
James stood out on the pitch in his bright pink trainers, a stark comparison to his peers decked out in Adidas. James, along with JuJu Watkins of Sierra Canyon in Los Angeles and DJ Wagner of Camden High in New Jersey, wore Nike sneakers instead of the McDonald’s All American-sponsored Adidas gear.
James, Watkins and Wagner all signed a NIL (Name, picture and likeness) Deal with Nike in October. According to ESPN’s Nick DePaula, James wore the LeBron 20, Wagner wore the Kobe 6 and Watkins wore the GT Cut 2.
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Who Were Other Notable Players in the McDonald’s All American Game?
Robert Dillingham, who was not eligible, was the only player the top 10 of the 247 Sports Composite who didn’t make the list for the McDonald’s All American Game.
Aside from James, Andrej Stojakovic and DJ Wagner were perhaps the most prominent players to take to the pitch on Tuesday night. Stojakovic is the son of longtime NBA sniper Peja Stojakovic and has signed for Stanford. Wagner is the son of former NBA player Dajuan Wagner and grandson of former NBA player Milt Wagner, who led Louisville to the national title in 1986.
All-American Game invitees Wagner, Justin Edwards, Aaron Bradshaw and Reed Sheppard have all signed for Kentucky. (Sheppard is the son of former Kentucky players Jeff Sheppard and Stacey Reed Sheppard.) Duke was also well represented, with Mackenzie Mgbako, Sean Stewart and Jared McCain making the All-American Game lists.
Tuesday’s top scorer was Isaiah Collier, a USC commit who is the top-ranked prospect in the Class of 2023 per 247 Sports Composite. However, Collier missed two big free throws late on that could have given the West team the lead.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: McDonald’s All-American Game: How Did Bronny James Do?
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