Would it make sense for the Ohio State basketball team to pursue Bronny James?

Son of NBA legend LeBron James, Bronny James recently announced he will be entering the transfer portal. Is it that outlandish for Ohio State to try to get him?

Feb 29, 2024; Pullman, Washington, USA; USC Trojans guard Bronny James (6) controls the ball against
Feb 29, 2024; Pullman, Washington, USA; USC Trojans guard Bronny James (6) controls the ball against / James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Bronny James after a rather disappointing season at USC is hitting the transfer portal. With former connections, getting him isn't crazy and they might even be the frontrunner. When coming out of high school the Ohio State basketball program was one of the favorites to land James, and they are located near his former hometown.

Right now tons of people on social media are saying that he should come "home" to the Buckeyes. Others have made jokes, saying that his father, LeBron, is going to go back to the Cavs and reunite with his son.

A big thing for James is that he already has connections with the new head coach, Jake Diebler. Diebler recruited Bronny to Ohio State, back when he was just an assistant coach. Others have said that playing time would affect his decision to go to Columbus.

The Buckeyes have Bruce Thornton coming back for his junior season and just landed South Carolina's Meechie Johnson. Roddy Gayle is also expected to return. But the thing is, knowing his father, he would be persuaded to not let competition scare him away.

In his freshmen season, he was coming off of a very serious injury as he suffered a cardiac arrest over the offseason. But his stats were 4.8 points per game, 2.8 rebounds per game, and 2.1 assists per game. He was 36.6% from field goal range, 26.7% at the 3-point line, and 67.6% at the free throw line.
While not having the best stats, he would provide as a good team player at Ohio State.

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Getting Bronny would be another big step for Jake Diebler's first off-season as head coach. Regardless if they are able to pull in James or not, it should interesting how Diebler plays this next season out, and if he's able to win like how he did at the end of the season.

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