Ducks are among the top landing spots for USC's Bronny James


The world of college basketball experienced a jolt of energy Friday morning when it was officially announced that USC Trojans rookie Bronny James is entering his name in the 2024 NBA Draft while retaining his NCAA eligibility and entering the transfer portal .

The initial assumption is that James, the son of NBA legend LeBron James, will go through some draft workouts and, after receiving some feedback, make a decision whether he will return to school or try to turn pro. While a move to the NBA is a possibility, the feeling is that he will likely go back to school for the 2024-25 season.

But which school will that be?

On Friday, I laid out why I think the Oregon Ducks are a legitimate option, especially after James seriously considered them the first time around. Our good friend Andy Patton of College Sports Wire agrees, naming Oregon as one of his top landing spots for James:

Oregon, like Ohio State, was instrumental in recruiting Bronny out of high school, and the James family has strong ties to Phil Knight and the Nike brand.

Coach Dana Altman found success navigating the transfer portal, making a surprise run in the NCAA Tournament and bringing Bronny into the backcourt along with fellow rising sophomore Jackson Shelstad in what would become must-play basketball in Eugene next season.

Patton also mentioned Ohio State, Duquesne, UCLA, SMU and Jackson State as possible options, as well as a return to USC under new coach Eric Musselman.

The story originally appeared on Ducks Wire