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LeBron James Jr will be on the recruiting radar of Ohio State coach

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When your dad is the best basketball player in the world, you certainly have boundless potential and high expectations of your own ability.

Great expectations

LeBron James Jr may only be 9-years-old but that doesn't mean Universities won't already have one eye on your development with the possibility of one day attempting to recruit your talents to join their own programme.

The King is certainly one of the greatest role models you could wish for whilst growing up and LeBron spends a lot of time playing ball with his kids, even in his early years, James Jr is showing great basketball potential as he looks to follow in the footsteps of his father by one day making it to the NBA.

Already on the recruitment radar

This is where Ohio State Buckeyes basketball coach Thad Matta comes in.

With LeBron back in Cleveland and being a born-and-bred Ohio native, the power programme in the city already admits to having LeBron James Jr on its radar.

According to Eric Seger from The Lantern, Matta has admitted that once the possibility of recruiting James Jr is presented, he will do his utmost to convince The King's son that Buckeyes basketball is the place for him.

Seger tweeted saying: "Thad Matta said LeBron James, Jr. "will be" on his radar for recruiting. The kid is 9 years old."

You may feel that this is unneeded pressure for a 9-year-old but James Jr is already showcasing talent that will eventually see him become a highly touted prospect once he nears the age of attending University.

Here are some of the highlights of the already blossoming ball player: 

Choosing a University

It is well documented that LeBron James is one of the famed athletes to make the leap straight from High School to the pros, but since that occurred in 2003, the NBA has stipulated that at least one year of college representation is required to join the league.

This means that James Jr will have to go through a process that he his father never had to, be heavily recruited and eventually decide a University to attend to play basketball.

Ohio State boast a great programme with a strong tradition and the allure of playing close to home could really benefit the chances of the University of landing a member of the James family tree.

However this is all in the distant future as it needs to be recognised that he is only 9-years-old, it never hurt to do a little future planning though.


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