LOS ANGELES — USC high school All-American recruit Bronny James collapsed on the court Monday and suffered a cardiac arrest, according to a statement released by a family spokesperson.
James, the son of Lakers star LeBron James, was taken to a nearby hospital and was in stable condition and no longer in the intensive care unit, the statement said.
“Yesterday (Monday) while practicing, Bronny James suffered a cardiac arrest,” read the statement, which was released Tuesday morning. “Medical staff was able to treat Bronny and take him to the hospital. He is now in stable condition and no longer in the ICU. We ask for respect and privacy for the James family and we will update media when there is more information. LeBron and Savannah wish to publicly send their deepest thanks and appreciation to the USC medical and athletic staff for their incredible work and dedication to the safety of their athletes.”
Bronny James announced he would be attending USC three months ago. A five-star recruit, Bronny James was one of the best two-way guards in his class. He played high school basketball in Chatsworth for Sierra Canyon School, about half an hour from the USC campus.
Ohio State, Oregon and other schools, as well as other professional pathways, were previously involved in James’ recruitment.