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Is Bronny James going to college? Latest news, recruiting updates with Ohio State, USC interest

By Scott Rafferty,


Bronny James has played his final game at Sierra Canyon .

Now, we wait to see where the oldest son of Lakers superstar LeBron James will continue his basketball career.

James has options. He could decide to go professional right out of high school by playing in the NBA G League, Overtime Elite or taking his talents overseas, but ESPN's Paul Biancardi reported back in August of 2022 that there is a "strong feeling" he will take the college route instead.

If James does decide to go to college, where will he end up?

The Sporting News is tracking the latest updates on James' recruitment, particularly as it pertains to three schools. Follow along for news on his status.

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Where is Bronny James going to college?

James remains uncommitted, but he has received offers from a number of schools.

According to ESPN , James has offers from Kentucky, Memphis, Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon and USC.

Luca Evans of The Los Angeles Times reported in January that James was expected to make a decision after the season and has Ohio State, USC and Oregon as his top three schools.

Following his senior season at Sierra Canyon High School, ESPN now has James as a four-star recruit and the 28th-ranked prospect in the country.

Latest Bronny James news, recruiting updates

Ohio State

September 6, 2022 : Bronny James posts images of himself on Instagram wearing an Ohio State uniform with the caption, "buckeye nation? #notcommitted 🙂👍🏾."

September 3, 2022 : Bronny James attends Ohio State's football game against Notre Dame on an unofficial visit. Adam Jardy of The Columbus Dispatch reports that James spent "about four hours earlier in the day visiting with the program," which included watching practice and taking part in a photoshoot.

James received "We want Bronny" chants from the crowd at the Ohio State vs. Notre Dame game.


March 14, 2023 : NBA superstar Kevin Durant says his guess is James goes to USC.

"I would love to see Bronny in college instead of going the other route," Durant said . "I wanna see Bronny hoop. I wanna be in real time, see what he's doing and follow his journey.

"It's obviously going to be easy for Bron to catch games if he's at USC."

As Arash Markazi of The Sporting Tribune noted , USC's home games are in close proximity to Arena, which is where the Lakers play their home games.


January 23, 2023 : According to Bill Oram of The Oregonian , James has not actually received a scholarship offer from Oregon. However, LeBron James says there's "a chance" his son will play at Oregon next season, adding that Ducks coach Dana Altman "knows the interest."

“I think Bronny can go to any college he wants to,” LeBron said.

August 16, 2022 : LeBron James responds to a report that Oregon has emerged as the front-runner to land Bronny.

"He hasn’t taken 1 visit yet and has only had a few calls with coaches and universities," the Lakers star tweeted . "When Bronny makes his choice you’ll hear it from him."

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