Multiplereports are now confirming what has long been rumored: LeBron James Jr., the eldest son of the newest Los Angeles Lakers star, will take his talents to Crossroads School in Santa Monica, Calif.
The incoming eighth-grader is already considered an elite prospect for his age group and holds reported scholarship offers from Duke and Kentucky. Coached in part by his famous father, Bronny helped lead his AAU team, the North Coast Blue Chips, to a national championship this summer.
Bronny, 13, chose Crossroads over other prospective L.A. basketball powerhouses like Campbell Hall, Brentwood and Sierra Canyon, according to TMZ Sports and Ballislife.com, among other publications.
5-11 2023 PG LeBron James Jr. expected to enroll @ K-12 Crossroads (Santa Monica) as an incoming 8th-grader. Under CIF rules, he cannot play for varsity #HSBB team. Son of Lakers star recently helped North Coast Blue Chips capture 13U crown at Las Vegas Classic #HSBB#Grassrootspic.twitter.com/O4rvGMFBoW
LeBron James Jr. to attend Crossroads HS (Santa Monica). He will not be eligible to play varsity. Tuition: $38,000 a year. (LeBron earns this every 4 minutes of game time.) Notable Alumni: Baron Davis, Kate Hudson, Michael Bay, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jonah Hill
California Interscholastic Federation rules prevent Bronny from playing varsity basketball in 2018-19.
Crossroads is a school for the stars
Crossroads counts dozens of children of A-list celebrities among its alumni, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Brody Jenner and Liv Tyler. The school has also produced a handful of NBA players, including Baron Davis and Austin Croshere. Most recently, Crossroads graduated Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal’s eldest son, Shareef, who will be a freshman on UCLA’s basketball team this fall.
LeBron James with his family
LeBron James with his family
Miami Heat forward LeBron James (C) stands with his sons, Bryce (L) and LeBron Jr. after he was named the NBA Most Valuable Player at a ceremony in Miami May 5, 2013. It was the fourth time in five years that the 28-year-old James had won the game's most prestigious individual award, elevating him among the sport's greatest players. The Heat meet the Chicago Bulls in Game 1 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference semi-finals in Miami on May 6. REUTERS/Joe Skipper (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
Cleveland Cavaliers Lebron James sits with his girlfriend Savana Brinson and son Bryce Maximus during the Rookie Challenge at the NBA All-Star basketball weekend in Phoenix, Arizona, February 13, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES)
Jun 22, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, son LeBron James Jr. and wife Savannah James, celebrate during the NBA championship parade in downtown Cleveland. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James holds his son LeBron James Jr. after his team defeated the Detroit Pistons in Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals basketball series in Cleveland, Ohio, June 2, 2007. REUTERS/Ron Kuntz (UNITED STATES)
June 19, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) speaks to media with his children Lebron James Jr. and daughter Zhuri James following the 93-89 victory against the Golden State Warriors in game seven of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
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February 18, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Team LeBron forward LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers (23) poses for photos with his children LeBron Jr. Bryce Maxiums and daughter Zhuri following the victory against Team Stephen at the 2018 NBA All Star Game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 26: NBA player Lebron James and wife Savannah Brinson attends the super welterweight boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Honoree LeBron James (R) and wife Savannah Brinson attend the 2016 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on December 12, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)