John Calipari watched LeBron James Jr. play when he was in fourth grade.
LeBron James Jr., the 11-year-old son of the Cleveland Cavaliers star, has “standing scholarship offers” from both Duke and Kentucky, according to ESPN.
In February 2015, James told CBS Detroit that his son already held a few offers.
“Yeah, he’s already got some offers from colleges,” James said. “It’s pretty crazy. It should be a violation. You shouldn’t be recruiting 10-year-old kids.”
The NCAA rules state that “a student who has not started classes for the ninth grade becomes a prospective student-athlete if the institution provides such an individual (or the individual's relatives or friends) any financial assistance or other benefits that the institution does not provide to prospective students generally.”
Watch James Jr.’s highlight tape below:
Kentucky’s John Calipari watched James Jr. play in an AAU fourth grade national championship.