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Snubbed Duke basketball signee ends Bronny James' prep career

Using LeBron James' logic, Caleb Foster could already be an All-NBA talent.

On Monday night, LeBron James tweeted that his eldest son, 2023 McDonald's All-American combo guard Bronny James, was better than some of the NBA players he watched on League Pass that day. But it's now clear he isn't better than future Duke basketball point guard Caleb Foster, arguably this year's biggest McDonald's snub.

"I came out here tonight and showed why I should be a McDonald's All-American," Foster said on Tuesday night, per Los Angeles Daily News reporter Tarek Fattal, after outperforming Bronny James for the third time in the past six weeks.

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Foster, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound five-star who ranks No. 17 overall on the 247Sports 2023 Composite, finished with a game-high 28 points to lead Notre Dame (Calif.) to an 80-61 victory over James and his Sierra Canyon squad in the CIF State Division I SoCal Regional Final. James finished with only 10 points this go-round.

And James was one of several Sierra Canyon players who failed to contain Foster.

So in their three meetings since the McDonald's All-American selections were announced in late January, Caleb Foster outscored Bronny James 71-40, and Notre Dame outscored Sierra Canyon 238-175.

Game. Set. Match.

James, who holds a No. 33 composite ranking, has not decided where to take his talents next season.

As for Foster, he's been committed to head coach Jon Scheyer and the Blue Devils since September 2021.

The other four 2023 Duke basketball signees are also five-stars: combo guard Jared McCain, small forward Mackenzie Mgbako, power forward Sean Stewart, and power forward TJ Power. McCain, Mgbako, and Stewart will be on the floor in the McDonald's All-American Game in Houston on March 28.

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