Thad Matta already talking about recruiting 9-year-old LeBron James Jr. to Ohio State
LeBron James merely associating with someone can do wonders for that person’s career.
See Shabazz Napier in Miami and James Jones in Cleveland.
But what about sharing genes with LeBron?
Eric Seger of theozone.net:
Thad Matta said LeBron James, Jr. "will be" on his radar for recruiting. The kid is 9 years old.— Eric Seger (@EricSeger33) October 2, 2014
I don’t think Matta will get a secondary violation for that, because LeBron Jr. has yet to enter ninth grade and become a “prospective student-athlete.” But Geno Auriemma got a secondary violation for calling to congratulate eighth-grader Mo’ne Davis, so who knows? I’m sure Ohio State’s 13-person compliance staff is on the case. For what it’s worth – and this might actually matter when determining Matta’s meaningless punishment – LeBron Jr. (as LeBron Sr. has seen) is pretty good:
If LeBron Jr. wants to pursue basketball, best of luck to him. Hopefully, by the time he graduates high school, he’ll enter an American basketball system with better options than playing for the cartel-determined compensation of a scholarship and no money or joining the low-paying D-League because the NBA has a restrictive age limit.