LeBron James Jr. Reportedly Has Scholarship Offers from Duke, Kentucky

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJune 20, 2016

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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LeBron James Jr. may be only 11 years old, but he's reportedly already receiving attention from some of the best college basketball programs in the country. 

ESPN.com's Dave McMenamin and Brian Windhorst reported Monday that LeBron Jr. has "standing scholarship offers" from the Duke Blue Devils and Kentucky Wildcats.

LeBron Jr. will also likely be able to count on a scholarship from the Ohio State Buckeyes if they haven't already offered him one. LeBron James has said in the past to reporters he would've attended OSU if he hadn't entered the NBA right out of high school. In 2014, Buckeyes head coach Thad Matta also said LeBron Jr. would be on his "recruiting radar," per Zac Jackson for Fox Sports Ohio.

Most basketball fans first became aware of Lebron Jr.'s ability on the hardwood at John Lucas All-Star Weekend in 2015:

His dad was also in attendance to see him at the 2016 Buckeye Prep Invitational:

"Yeah, he's already got some offers from colleges; it's pretty crazy," said the Cleveland Cavaliers star in February 2015, per Mike Sullivan of CBS Detroit. "It should be a violation; you shouldn't be recruiting 10-year-old kids."


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