Bronny James, the oldest son of Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James, will continue his academic and athletic career at the University of Southern California. The 18-year-old announced his decision with a simple message on Instagram on Saturday.

“Fight On✌🏾#committed,” he wrote, echoing the USC slogan.

Bronny’s post, which received nearly 2 million likes in about 24 hours, features a pair of photos. The first image shows the basketball star posing in his high school jersey while standing in the USC locker room. Another edited graphic shows Bronny wearing a USC jersey while he’s surrounded by palm trees.



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James also posted on Instagram to express how happy he is about his son’s decision.

“FIGHT ON ✌🏾!!! So damn proud of you kid! I have no words besides I LOVE YOU @bronny!!! LET’S GO!!!!!!!!” the NBA superstar wrote.


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Bronny, who went to Sierra Canyon High School in Chatsworth, California, decided to stay close to home after considering Ohio State and Oregon among his options, ESPN reports.

The 6-foot-3 athlete is ranked among the top five point guards in the nation, according to the outlet. He also stands as No. 19 in the ESPN 100 rankings for the class of 2023. Additionally, Bronny was named as a McDonald’s All American this year.


The USC-bound student-athlete appears to be the first person in his family to go to college.

“This is an incredible thing,” James said according to ESPN. “Obviously, his dad didn’t go to school. His mom didn’t go to college. It’s super cool. … USC is getting a great kid. He’s there to play basketball, [but] they’re going to be super surprised at how great a kid he is, even though they’ve been recruiting him for a while.”