Bryce James, the 15-year-old son of NBA superstar LeBron James, announced Sunday he received his first Division I college basketball scholarship offer from Duquesne.
James, a member of the 2025 recruiting class, is set to play alongside brother Bronny at the Sierra Canyon School in California this season. They played their first competitive game together earlier this month as part of the Axe Euro Tour.
Recent videos of the James brothers have showcased a growth spurt by Bryce. He's gone from being several inches shorter than Bronny, who's two years older, to a few inches taller.
Benyam Kidane of Sporting News noted Bryce now stands around 6'6'' with a well-rounded skill set that's allowed him to excel at both ends of the floor and in transition.
LeBron posted a message on Twitter about watching his sons on the Axe Euro Tour:
Recruiting rankings for 2025 haven't been released, but given the wing's impressive development and obvious name recognition, he figures to attract a lot of attention over the next few years.
From that perspective, getting in with an early offer is a win-win move for Duquesne, led by head coach Keith Dambrot.
If James ends up being a high mid-major prospect—the Dukes play in the A-10—then they'll have been in on the ground floor of his recruiting process.
Should he blossom into a coveted Power Five recruit, which seems quite likely at this stage, then the Dukes will have received plenty of publicity from being his first offer.
So it's a worthwhile venture for Duquesne, which has compiled a modest 71-71 record during Dambrot's five-year tenure leading the program.