NBA Scout’s Brutally Honest Assessment Of Bronny James

NBA Scout’s Brutally Honest Assessment Of Bronny James

Bronny James has quietly turned into the most watched high school basketball prospect in the nation.

With a decision on where he is going to college looming, many debates have raged regarding whether LeBron James’ eldest son’s skillset justifies the amount of attention he gets.

LeBron has made it no secret that he wants to see Bronny in the NBA one day in the foreseeable future.

But does Bronny possess the talent to make that dream a reality?

Last week, after he showed out at the McDonald’s All-American Game, several NBA scouts weighed in on Bronny’s long-term potential.

“Bronny won’t get drafted because he’s LeBron’s kid,” an NBA scout told Sports Illustrated. “He’ll get drafted because he’s an NBA player. He works hard, goes about his business, and is tough.”

A second scout described Bronny as “a good, two-three year college player.”

That is a far cry from the doubts that surrounded the youngster just one year ago when he plummeted down the prospect rankings, or the sort of harsh assessment he earned from Michelle Beadle not that long ago.

In that McDonald’s All-American Game, among his peers, Bronny scored 15 points and tacked on a game-high four dimes in just 20 minutes of action. He also went five-of-eight from beyond the arc.

Bronny is said to be deciding between nine different colleges, but the reality is that there is one very clear frontrunner for his services.

When he will actually commit remains to be seen, though.

Bronny has proven a lot of critics wrong just by getting to this point and being as good as he is right now.

Step two will be doing it at the next level.

Will Bronny eventually be able to justify the hype, succeed in the collegiate game and then earn a slot for himself in the NBA? Time will tell.

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Charles Kruger

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