Bronny James Isn’t the First Son of an NBA Star To Play at Sierra Canyon Highschool

LeBron James is one of the greatest athletes in all of the NBA, if not the world.  It should then come as no surprise that his son, Bronny James, is similarly gifted. Bronny is currently playing high school basketball, and while it’s too early to tell if he’ll be the player his Dad is, he’s off to a good start.

He’s certainly in the right place to succeed: Bronny currently attends the prep basketball hotbed of Sierra Canyon High School. That school has quite the legacy associated with it. In fact, Bronny James isn’t even the first son of an NBA star to play there. 

The scouting report on Bronny James

The basketball scouting site 247 Sports compiled a profile of Bronny, his attributes, and his game. They list him as a “combo guard,” meaning he can play either point or shooting guard. He’s scheduled to graduate in 2023 and is already 6’2″ and 195 pounds. Here’s the site’s evaluation of his game: 

“James, the son of LeBron, has a sturdy build, good size and average length for his size. Athletically, James is impressive and he’s continued to become more athletic over the last year. Where he impresses the most is with his feel for the game, vision and passing. While he’s projecting as an off guard/combo for now, the passing ability makes you wonder if he could eventually slide over to full time point guard with development.”

Great feel for the game, vision, and passing ability? Remind you of anyone?

He’s not just a passer, however. The site goes on to extol his shooting ability as well: 

“James is also an impressive shooter with good shot mechanics. He’s comfortable pulling up for one and two dribble pull-ups, and has a lot of potential as a long-range shooter. It’s still early in the process, and ultimately his upside will be determined by his physical and skill growth.”

Bronny James’ approach to the game

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CNN released a piece on Sierra Canyon, talking about the many high profile names that have sent their kids there as well as the student-athletes that currently play for the school.

It also discussed Bronny’s performance with the team. One highlight was when he scored 15 points off the bench against his father’s former high school, Vincent St.-Mary. While Bronny has incredibly large shoes to fill, his coach, Andre Chevalier, says he has a humble approach to the game. He told CNN: 

“He wants to be a basketball player. I don’t think he wants to be dealing with the people. A lot of times he just keeps his head down and goes out to warm up and wants to do well. Every day he’s learning and every day he’s getting better. You see his confidence start to bolster and his head is coming up.”

The other famous players’ sons who have played at Sierra Canyon

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Of course, Bronny isn’t the only NBA player’s son to attend Sierra Canyon.  The school has become a haven for basketball royalty to send their offspring. Below are just a few of the other NBA stars who have sent their children there:

  • Dwyane Wade’s son, Zaire, who played alongside Bronny last season
  • Scottie Pippen’s son, Scottie Pippen, Jr., who now plays at Vanderbilt
  • Kenyon Martin’s son K.J., who plans to skip college and prepare for his NBA career at IMG Academy

Sierra Canyon is a breeding ground for great athletes but also great expectations. With the school’s track record of winning games and producing star athletes, however, it seems like those kids are in the best place possible to develop their basketball careers.