USC guard is expected to make his season debut on Sunday when the Trojans host Long Beach State at 4 p.m. ET. James was recently cleared to re-join the team and play after suffering cardiac arrest during a summer workout back in July. Head coach Andy Enfield told the media that he will come off the bench and be on a minutes restriction.
The son of the legendary NBA superstar LeBron James, Bronny was a four-star prospect coming out of Sierra Canyon School, averaging 13.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.8 steals as a senior last year. His recruitment received much fanfare and he ended up choosing USC over the likes of Ohio State and Memphis. He joined a strong Trojans recruiting class that also included top-ranked prospect Isaiah Collier. However, the anticipation for his debut was tempered over the summer when he collapsed due to a congenital heart defect. He was taken to ICU where he was treated and in stable condition by the following day. Bronny spent the next few months recovering and was finally cleared to return last week.
With Bronny making his debut, we will most likely see LeBron James in the crowd at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. James said that his son’s debut takes priority over the NBA schedule and the Lakers will be off on Sunday. The game will take place just one day after the NBA In-Season Tournament championship game in Las Vegas, where the Lakers have a chance to participate in.