Bronny James declares for the NBA draft


Yahoo Sports' Krysten Peek breaks down the different options for the USC guard, who could play alongside father Lebron next season or switch schools via the transfer portal.

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KRYSTEN PEEK: Bronny James has declared for the NBA Draft while maintaining his college eligibility and has also entered the transfer portal.

The 6-foot-2 freshman guard averaged 4.8 points and 2.1 assists in his one year at USC and made a remarkable return to basketball after suffering cardiac arrest and undergoing surgery in August.

His father, LeBron, has said several times that he wants to finish his career alongside his son. And while Bronny is far from a finished product, there's a chance he remains in this year's draft class.

The Lakers have a late second-round pick. And Bronny will most likely only train and meet with a small number of teams. Should he decide to return to college for another year, he has many options. Former USC head coach Andy Enfield took the job at SMU. Oregon and Ohio State were also in consideration for Bronny during his recruitment.

USC just hired former Arkansas coach Eric Musselman. And he'll probably also meet with Bronny before making his decision. Bronny has the most unique situation of any player in this draft class. And since this is a weaker and more open draft and training and team meetings are going well, Bronny could stay in this draft class and play alongside his father next year as the first father-son duo in NBA history.