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Bronny James visiting Ohio State Buckeyes

On3 imageby:Drew Schott09/03/22


Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon four-star combo guard Bronny James is visiting Ohio State this weekend with his father, NBA star LeBron James. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound prospect posted on Instagram that he is attending the Buckeyes’ football game against Notre Dame.

On3’s Joe Tipton previously reported that James was planning to visit the Buckeyes on Sept. 3, which multiple sources said would be James’ first college visit.

James is the No. 43 overall prospect and No. 9 combo guard in the 2023 On3 Consensus. He is also the No. 10 player in California. 

On3 rates James even higher, according to the Industry Comparison. Per On3, James is the No. 38 overall player and No. 7 combo guard.

Multiple programs are pursuing James, including Memphis, Michigan, Ohio State, OregonUCLA and USC. On3 National Recruiting Analyst Jamie Shaw put in a prediction for James to commit to the Ducks on Aug. 16.

James has an On3 NIL Valuation of $7.2M, the highest amount in the On3 NIL 100. The On3 NIL Valuation is an index that looks to set the standard market value for both high school and college-level athletes. The NIL valuation does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals an athlete has completed to date. It rather signifies an athlete’s value at a certain moment in time.

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Bronny James On3 Scouting Summary

The following is the On3 Scouting Summary for Bronny James:

“Bronny James is a sturdy guard, with a strong frame, long arms, and broad shoulders. The 6-2/6-3 guard is a noted defender at the point of attack. He moves his feet well laterally and plays with a chip on his shoulder. Offensively he does not really show blow-by burst in the half-court, but he attacks closeouts well, and he is strong in the paint. James is good in transition, has a little bit of wiggle there, and can get on the rim. He is explosive in straight lines.

“James needs to tighten his handle in space. One of his biggest areas of improvement is from three, where he has cleaned up his mechanics – especially the release – and gathered his balance. James made 13 threes in six Peach Jam games at a 35 percent clip. He will need to finish better at the rim, especially in traffic. When playing as the primary initiator, he takes care of the ball with a better than 2.5:1 assists to turnover ratio at Peach Jam.”