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Panic time for the James family? Bronny James' national ranking takes an enormous drop ahead of senior season

As he inches closer to playing alongside his father in the NBA, Bronny James' national ranking dropped from 29th to 60th
Sierra Canyon High School guard Bronny James

Bronny James

As LeBron James’ firstborn son, Bronny James, inches a step closer to the NBA, all eyes are on him as he plays his last season in Sierra Canyon High School. And it seems like the 17-year-old will have much to prove in his final year as his national ranking has recently depreciated. Bronny’s value has dropped to 60th after he was ranked 29th in his class just last season.

What’s the cause of the dropoff?

It was a huge surprise to see Bronny’s value enormously decrease, considering how significant it is. He went from being a promising four-star player sitting at the 29th to 60, possibly because of his performance in his junior year.

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Although he showed a few flashes of his potential (look at LeBron James’ Instagram posts if you want to see them), Bronny couldn’t carry the Sierra Canyon Blazers to the finish line last season. The Blazers also failed to advance to the Finals round of the CIF State Regional Finals after a crushing defeat against Corona Centennial last March.

Bronny’s dropoff could be because he was barely a consistent difference-maker all season. He’s a two-way 6-foot-3 guard that can defend, pass the ball, knock down jumpers, and score by getting out in transition and driving to the rim but unfortunately, the rankings don’t give out the idea that he has enough superstar talent.

The good news is that James Jr. can still bounce back and increase his ranking this season as he’s expected to get more playing time and touches. It will be interesting to see if Bronny can consistently lead the Blazers to wins as the veteran on his squad.

Bronny’s future

James has made it clear that he wants to play alongside Bronny as soon as he steps foot in the NBA. But for that to happen, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar must wait at least two years for his son to be eligible for the NBA draft. 

According to Rivals.com (the same site that revealed Bronny’s new ranking), James’ firstborn could possibly end up in five colleges, specifically Kansas University, Duke University, Kentucky University, UCLA, and North Carolina Central University. Bronny hasn’t given his commitment to any of these schools, but Rivals.com believes there’s a 41.5% chance he commits to Kansas University. 

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