The possibility of Bronny James and his father, LeBron, both playing in the NBA at the same time has been the topic of discussion among basketball fanatics and experts for a long time.
Even though Bronny has not played for any college teams yet, the discussion continues, which puts a lot of pressure on the 19 year old, given the fact that his father’s name is synonyms with basketball.
According to the report published by Sports Illustrated on 20 January 2023, the Sierra Canyon senior Bronny has narrowed his college choices down to his top three; USC, Oregon, and Ohio State.
He is expected to make a decision following his high school’s season, which should end sometime at the end of February or early March.
Despite this, experts are already weighing in and projecting the value the father-son could bring to the league.
On March 7, 2023, Bronny was upgraded to a 5-star prospect after a Tweet from LeBron James.
Furthermore, LeBron James’ son Bronny James, is reportedly seeing social media influencer Peyton Gelfuso.
|Full Name||Peyton Gelfuso|
|Age||18 to 21|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Current Residence||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Relationship Status||In a Relationship|
|Profession||Student | Social Media Influencer|
|Education||Sierra Canyon High School|
|Last Update||November 2023|
LeBron James, son Bronny James, is reportedly seeing Peyton Gelfuso.
Gelfuso came into the picture after Bronny’s mother, Savannah, shared her son’s prom photos online.
Seems to be in her early 20s Gelfuso is Bronnys’s classmate at Sierra Canyon School.
Some sources claim that she is a social media influencer and has close to 50k Instagram followers.
Bronny James | Early Life & Education
The American basketball player and the son of billionaire professional basketball player LeBron James and Savannah James, Bronny James, was born on October 6, 2004, in Cleveland, Ohio, United States.
Bronny is the eldest of three children of his parents and grew up with his two younger siblings, Bryce Maximus James and Zhuri James.
He was born out of wedlock when his father was 19 and his mother Savannah was 18. His parents finally embraced each other in holy matrimony in 2013, nine years after Bronny was born.
Born with greatness in his DNA, Bronny played several sports as a kid, including soccer and basketball. His father, LeBron, strictly forbid him from playing ice hockey and football because of safety concerns.
For his early education, Bronny attended Old Trail School in Bath Township, Ohio. He began playing basketball as a kid and competed with various AAU basketball teams before high school.
Similarly, he enrolled at Crossroads School in Santa Monica on August 6, 2018, but California state rules did not allow him to join the varsity team immediately.
For his high school education, Bronny transferred to Sierra Canyon School on May 29, 2019.
High School Career
Bronny made his high school debut on November 21, 2019, scoring 10 points off the bench in a win over Montgomery High School.
Throughout his freshman season, Bronny averaged 4.1 points per game.
The following year in November, he played his first preseason game as a sophomore for CBC, representing Sierra Canyon.
As a junior, he averaged 8.8 points and 2.8 assists per game in 29 appearances.
Entering his senior year, James stepped into a leading role and became the school’s top playmaker.
He also played three exhibition games in Europe for CBC in August 2022.
James missed four games in January 2023 because of a knee injury.
Scholarships & Colleges
Because of prolific high school basketball, Bronny had already received scholarship offers from colleges by 2015.
According to reports, in 2021, he received a scholarship from Kentucky.
Bronny moved up from 49 to 42 on ESPN’s prospect list in his junior year. However, Rivals.com dropped him from 29 to 60 in its ranking.
He received offers from several notable universities, including Ohio, Michigan, UCLA, USC, Oregon, and Memphis.
Nonetheless, a recent report suggests he has narrowed down his college choices to the top three, namely USC, Oregon, and Ohio State.
He will come up with the final pick after his high school season.
Initially heralded as a four-star recruit, Bronny was upgraded to a five-star recruit and the no.9 overall prospect in the class of 2023 by on3. This came as a result of a Tweet made by his father and Lakers star, LeBron James.
The Laker’s small/power forward tweet read, “Man Bronny definitely better than some of these cats I’ve been watching on league pass today. Shit lightweight hilarious.”
He is the player frequently mentioned along with Michael Jordan in the debate over who the NBA GOAT is.
All these feats because King James is a relentless worker and seems to have passed it to his son.
The 19 year old gets to train and play one-on-one against the best basketball player ever in his own driveway, certainly an advantage that his peers do not have.
LeBron recently surpassed the NBA scoring king Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Bronny was right there on the courtside encouraging his father and filming like most other fans.
And pretty soon, Bronny will be adding to the family’s scoring legacy.
It is known that King James is sincerely waiting for his son to make his entry into the NBA. He has repeatedly expressed his desire to play alongside Bronny.
The Lakers forward said, “Wherever Bronny is at, that’s where I’ll be. I would do whatever it takes to play with my son for one year“.
The 19 year old is not even into his college, and yet several well-known brands and companies have already inked deals with this prospect.
The Sierra Canyon senior on October 2022 signed an endorsement deal with Nike, becoming one of five student-athletes to sign with the company.
Unsurprisingly, son James and Nike paired up, as father James has been a Nike athlete since the start of his professional career.
He has not even committed to a college, some might argue over this, but the new NIL rules allow athletes to sign an endorsement deal before choosing a college.
And it’s not just Nike that he has signed a promotion deal with Bronny. The young man is earning a pretty penny from several other promotions.
Bronny and LeBron starred in promotion for PlayStation and the game God of War: Ragnorak.
Similarly, he also promotes Beats By Dre, just like his father.
To top that all off, Bronny has his own line of underwear named PSD, something his dad did not do in high school.
Unknown Facts About Bronny James
- Bronny’s favorite NBA player is his father’s former teammate Russell Westbrook.
- The NBA All-Star Chris Paul is the godfather of Bronny James.
- He signed with the esports organization FaZe Clan in 2020.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)
Is Bronny James in NBA Draft?
No, Bronny James is not in the NBA Draft. He is a senior at Sierra Canyon High School as of this writing and will attend college but has not committed to any of the universities.
How many offers does Bronny James have?
James has reportedly received offers from nine top college teams except for the Duke.
What year is Bronny expected to be drafted?
An NBA mock draft from ESPN's Jonathan Givony has Bronny as a top-10 pick in 2024, going No. 10 overall to the Orlando Magic.
Is Bronny James eligible for the 2023 NBA Draft?
Bronny will be eligible for the 2024 NBA Draft after spending a season in college.