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Bronny James was ‘lighting it up’ in McDonald’s All-American Game

Bronny James showed off his shooting prowess in the 2023 McDonald’s All-American game in Houston on Tuesday night.

The 6-foot-3, 180-pound point guard — in his senior year at Sierra Canyon High School in Los Angeles — finished with 15 points as his West team fell to the East, 109-106.

Bronny — a 5-star recruit, according to the On3’s basketball rankings — drilled three early threes in front of a packed crowd at the Toyota Center, where his dad, Lakers superstar LeBron James, was sitting courtside.

The 18-year-old’s mother, Savannah, his younger siblings, brother Bryce and sister Zhuri, were also in attendance, as well as his grandmother, Gloria.

Bronny James of the West team dribbles the ball during the 2023 McDonald's High School Boys All-American Game at Toyota Center on March 28, 2023 in Houston, Texas.
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All of Bronny’s points came from behind the arc, which had basketball Twitter buzzing about his offensive skills.

“Bronny is lighting it up from long range in the McDonald’s Game,” tweeted “Undisputed” host Skip Bayless.

“Obviously a purer and better shooter than his dad.”

Bronny James shoots a three point shot during the 2023 McDonald's High School Boys All-American Game at Toyota Center on March 28, 2023 in Houston, Texas.
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Basketball analyst Jeff Goodman tweeted: “Here at the McDonald’s All-American Game. Bronny James already drained a couple 3’s in his first few minutes.

“Can also run a team and share the ball. I wouldn’t have him in Top 10 of my Mock Draft, but he does keep getting better and better. Love his poise and maturity.”

Bronny James of McDonald's All American Boys West participates in the 2023 Powerade Jamfest at Delmar Fieldhouse on March 27, 2023 in Houston, Texas.
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On Thursday, Bronny participated in the 2023 Powerade JamFest at Delmar Fieldhouse, where he dunked over a 6-foot-6 Bryce in the final round.

He completed a monster tomahawk slam for a score of 63.

It came 20 years after James won the dunk contest as part of the McDonald’s All-American festivities.

Bronny’s McDonald’s All-American debut came after James sang his praises on Twitter — writing earlier this month that his son is “better” than some of the NBA talent he was watching on television.

Bronny James of the West team talks to his dad, LeBron James after the 2023 McDonald's High School Boys All-American Game at Toyota Center on March 28, 2023 in Houston, Texas.
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“Man Bronny definitely better than some of these cats I’ve been watching on league pass today. S–t lightweight hilarious,” James wrote, adding a few crying-laughing emojis.

Bronny, who turns 19 in October, has not yet committed to a college for next season.

He becomes draft-eligible in 2024.

In January, James told The Oregonian that Oregon, Ohio State, and USC are in Bronny’s “top five or six” — and that his eldest son is still in the decision-making process.

“He’s going to make his own decision, but there’s a chance,” James said about the possibility of Bronny suiting up for Oregon.

“I think Bronny can go to any college he wants to. All I have to do is pick up the phone. If Bronny says he wants to go there, he’s good enough.”

(L-R) LeBron James, Bryce James, Savannah James, Zhuri James, Gloria James, and Bronny James at LeBron James' ceremony being honored as the NBA's all-time leading scorer on Feb. 9, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
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Bronny reportedly has offers from Memphis, Ohio State, USC, Kentucky, Oregon, and Michigan. 

It’s also been rumored that the top prospect could consider the G League Ignite, a developmental team in the NBA G League.

James, who became the NBA’s all-time leading scorer on Feb. 7, previously said he hopes to play alongside Bronny in the NBA. 

“That’s the plan! God willing,” James said during a Twitter Q&A with fans in May.