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Bronny James recruiting updates: Where will Sierra Canyon star play after high school?

Ohio State, USC, Oregon are reportedly the oldest son of LeBron James' top three choices. Here is the latest on his recruitment.

Where will Bronny James play basketball after he finishes high school?

The question has followed the nation's most famous high school athlete and oldest son of LeBron James his entire senior high school season at Sierra Canyon. 

Answers are sparse.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound point guard has lived a life under a media spotlight, but interest in his college decision has picked up as he's shined on the high school stage and established himself as a high-major college prospect.

James is averaging 14 points, a team-high 5.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.8 steals per game for Sierra Canyon, one of the top high school teams in the country

He is uncommitted, and his recruitment is complicated by the fact that the 18-year-old has not given an interview on the subject. Sierra Canyon has never made him available to media.

Here are the latest updates on where his recruitment stands:

Bronny to Oregon? 'There's a chance'

Could Bronny James end up playing for the Oregon Ducks?

It's a possibility, according to LeBron James. The Los Angeles Lakers star told The Oregonian/OregonLive Sunday the Ducks have not officially offered his son a scholarship, but said there is "mutual interest" between him.

"He's going to make his own decision," James told The Oregonian's Bill Oram. "But there's a chance."

Oregon is roughly two hours by car from Nike's World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., where LeBron James has a new building named after him and a lifetime contract with the sports apparel giant.

Down to three?

During the lead-up to James' senior high school season, details surrounding his recruitment have trickled out in the form of sporadic bread crumbs over the past year.

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A tight-lipped recruiting journey isn't completely out of the ordinary. But Bronny James, the oldest son of LeBron James and the most famous high school athlete in the country who Sierra Canyon has made off-limits for interviews, is no ordinary prospect.

The latest bread crumb came Jan. 17 when a story by Luca Evans of the LA Times on the Sierra Canyon guard reported through an anonymous source that James will decide after the high school season between Ohio State, Oregon and USC — and the Buckeyes are his father's pick.

Here is the full excerpt:

According to a person with knowledge of the situation not authorized to speak publicly, James will make a decision on his college commitment after the season, and his top three schools are Ohio State — his father’s favorite — USC and Oregon. LeBron James, 38, recently doubled down on previous remarks that he wants to finish his NBA career playing with his son.

Luca Evans, The Los Angeles Times

Three days later, On3's Joe Tipton reported James is "considering those three programs, his recruitment is still ongoing."

ESPN reported in August five schools were recruiting James: Michigan, Ohio State, UCLA and USC. Oregon, his father told The Oregonian Sunday, has yet to extend a formal offer. Memphis and Kentucky reportedly have.

LeBron James has said repeatedly he wants to finish his NBA career playing alongside Bronny, who is not technically eligible for the NBA Draft until 2024, after he turns 19 (though draft rules could soon change).

He's widely considered a four-star recruit and poses a chance to be selected for the McDonald's All-American Game in March. On3 grades the 6-3, 190-pound senior as the No. 6 combo guard and No. 29 overall recruit in the country, ESPN says he's the No. 88 prospect in 2023 and 247 Sports lists him at No. 34.

As for his timeline, Sierra Canyon's season could go as far as Mar. 12, when the CIF Open Division basketball championships take place at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.

He's created big moments all season for Sierra Canyon (18-4).

Lead photo by Naji Saker