The McDonald’s All-American Game is a high-profile basketball event that showcases the most outstanding high school players in the country. It has served as a launchpad for future NBA icons, including the likes of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James, among others.
During Tuesday night’s event, Bronny James, the son of NBA superstar LeBron James, made an appearance at the McDonald’s All-American Game. Although he managed to score 15 points, his team suffered a narrow 109-106 loss to the East squad. James displayed his impressive outside shooting skills by knocking down five three-pointers, including a clutch shot with just 1:20 left in the game, giving his team a brief lead.
James, who stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 190 pounds, is a combo guard who is ranked 35th overall in the Class of 2022 by 247Sports. On Monday, James, who is still undecided, finished second in the dunk contest.
USC-bound Isaiah Collier and Kentucky Signee DJ Wagner Named Co-MVPs
At the McDonald’s All-American Game, two outstanding high school basketball players shared the co-MVP honors. USC-bound Isaiah Collier led the West team with 25 points, showcasing his impressive skills and potential as a future star in the college basketball scene. On the other side, DJ Wagner, a Kentucky signee, was named the East team co-MVP, scoring 19 points and displaying his talent on both ends of the court. Aden Holloway of Auburn also had a remarkable performance, scoring 15 points in just 14 minutes of play.
During the game, some fans chanted for Bronny James, who was also among the 24 selected players for the event. As the son of NBA superstar LeBron James, some criticized him for receiving the honor solely based on his father’s fame. However, Bronny proved them wrong by performing well in every drill, making important defensive stops and scoring 15 points, including five three-pointers.
Bronny also displayed his versatility in the game, tying for a game-high four assists and two steals, while demonstrating his shooting abilities. Despite not committing to any college yet, he showed his potential to be a star in the future, either in college or the professional basketball league.
Bronny delivered under huge pressure
James had a little something extra to prove in the game, given the scrutiny he faced leading up to it. He never got discouraged or showed negative emotions, even when his team lost. Instead, he received praise from one NBA scout who said he plays the right way and has a three-point game that translates. James proved he is a good kid and someone players like playing with. Overall, James’ performance validated his standing as one of the top players in the Class of 2022.