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HBCU North Carolina Central Now The Favorite to Land Lebron James Jr. Son of Superstar Lebron James

HBCU North Carolina Central Now The Favorite to Land Lebron James Jr. Son of Superstar Lebron James
Posted By: Will Moss on July 20, 2020

Duke has long been considered a favorite to land LeBron James Jr., son of the Los Angeles Lakers superstar and living NBA legend. In the wake of today’s monumental Makur Maker news, oddsmakers think that Bronny James may continue the trend of superstar recruits heading to HBCU schools.

Maker, the top uncommitted 2020 recruit entering the day, turned down Kentucky, Memphis, and UCLA. Instead, he committed to Howard University, a prominent HBCU located in Washington, D.C.

In his announcement, Maker, cousin of NBA forward Thon Maker, called on other star recruits to follow in his footsteps. He named 2023 superstar recruit Mikey Williams, ESPN’s No. 3 recruit in the class, in particular. A few months ago, Williams floated the idea of going to an HBCU, and seems to be seriously considering it.

Williams and Bronny James are close, and there is some speculation that they could look to play together at the next level.



Bronny has also drawn the attention of some HBCU programs, which have started getting more aggressive in recruiting top athletes. One of the most highly-respected and successful HBCU coaches, North Carolina Central’s LeVelle Moton, made headlines in January when he offered James. Now, the school has been installed as the favorite to land him by Bovada‘s oddsmakers.

Moton shared some serious insight into the shifting recruiting strategy, after he offered James. He obviously couldn’t mention any recruit by name, but he said that his program and other HBCUs need to be aggressive and make top players say “no” to them.

In the process, he took a big shot at one college hoops recruiting power in particular: Kentucky.

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