Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski may have already secured one of the best future basketball recruits, despite the fact that he hasn’t played a single game of basketball at the high school level.
Just a few months after LeBron “Bronny” James Jr. toured Duke’s basketball facilities with his AAU travel team, his father, the four-time NBA MVP and future hall-of-famer LeBron James, hinted that James Jr. would join Blue Devil nation when the time came to play in the NCAA.
Shown above, ESPN reposted a snippet of Krzyzewski’s post-game press conference against Indiana, where he defended his current star-studded freshmen class from the criticisms that came their way after Duke’s loss to Gonzaga. James Sr. posted a comment praising Krzyzewski for his decision to be a player’s coach for his young team. It seems as though Duke would be James Sr.’s first choice for his son’s final college destination.
James Jr. has unofficially toured Duke twice so far and is likely to receive an offer from the Blue Devils once he enters high school due to his talent on the court and father’s relationship to Coach K. James Sr. played for Krzyzewski twice on the 2008 and 2012 Olympics team and developed a deep respect for his coaching style.
Duke's fan base can only hope that James Jr. has the same mindset as his dad when it is time for him to commit to a college program in 2023.