Bronny James has made his Sierra Canyon basketball team a national presence with his dazzling shooting. His 15-point performance in a game against St. Vincent-St. Mary of Akron, Ohio, was covered by national media outlets. In addition, his parents were in attendance at the Nationwide Arena. Read on to learn more about his basketball career. You might be surprised to find out that he has been playing basketball for more than a decade.
The 6-foot-3 guard is the only sophomore on Sierra Canyon’s roster this year, and his role is expected to grow once 5-star point guard Amari Bailey leaves for UCLA. James’ identity and archetype revolve around his high basketball IQ and connective skills. He enjoys pushing the ball through backpedaling defenses, setting up finishers for easy looks and manipulating speed to create passing angles. He also excels on the defensive end.
LeBron James has stated that he wants to play in the NBA with his son, and the message has reached the recruiting trail. Sierra Canyon is a tough school to get into, but Bronny James is a highly-rated prospect in his 2023 recruiting class. James’ decision to play with his son has many benefits. Despite being a high school junior, Bronny will have to play one year in college and another year in a pro-path league before he is eligible for the 2024 NBA draft. The NBA values early evaluations of basketball prospects.
Despite his lack of experience, Bronny James is expected to play in Sierra Canyon’s CIF Open Division final against Corona Centennial on Wednesday. While his freshman year was dominated by his team, he began to take a more aggressive role and make an impact. In his second game, James had a steal that led to a layup and a crafty 3-pointer in front of the Sierra Canyon bench. His three-pointer helped the Eagles cut Centennial’s lead to three with 3:57 remaining.
The basketball game between Sierra Canyon and Camden has been a long-time coming. The former is a match-up between two teams that are highly ranked in the 2021-22 GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase. Camden is coached by D.J. Wagner, who is also LeBron’s cousin. The resulting score was 66-62. James and Wagner each scored nine points apiece.
Zaire Wade was born on February 4, 2002 in Chicago, Illinois. He is the son of Dwyane Wade and his ex-wife, Siohvaughn Funches. Dwyane and Funches divorced in 2010 and Dwyane later married Gabrielle Union. Wade currently lives in Miami, Florida, with his father and stepmother, Gabrielle Union. He played basketball for Sierra Canyon High School.
Prior to his freshman year at Sierra Canyon, Zaire Wade played high school basketball at Mount Carmel High School in Chicago. His cousin, Dahveon Morris, went on to play basketball at American Heritage School in Miami. He later transferred to Sierra Canyon High School in Los
Angeles. He played alongside Bronny James, the son of LeBron James. While there, Zaire Wade didn’t get much playing time. However, he was still able to earn an invite to the NBAPA’s Top 100 camp in 2019.
While Sierra Canyon’s freshman season may not have been the best one for Zaire Wade, his senior year is shaping up well for a future at the college level. Zaire Wade possesses an excellent lefty jump shot, and he has tremendous shooting ability. He often side shimmies to the right to create space for his shot. His athleticism will allow him to grow into a more dynamic player at the next level, and he can play off the ball as a shooting guard.
Aside from being the son of an NBA legend, Zaire Wade has been praised as a top basketball prospect and played alongside his father. He is widely considered a Hall of Famer and was recently drafted by the Salt Lake City Stars of the NBA G League with the No. 10 pick in the 2020 draft. The video shows the excitement and joy of Zaire and his family. So why did he choose Sierra Canyon High School as a high school basketball player?
The sophomore guard is one of the most highly rated players in the state of California. Elohim averaged 20.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game as a freshman for the Heritage Christian High School. In addition to Elohim, the team boasts five other five-star prospects, including Amari Bailey and Bronny James, both committed to UCLA. Other notable players include Shy Odom and Ramel Lloyd, who both committed to Nebraska. In addition, there are also several other high-level prospects, including 6-foot-8 guards Bronny James and Alpha Chibambe, both 6-7.
A talented player in the middle of his high school career, Elohim plays for the PG Elite in the 16U EYBL division with teammates Jamari Phillips and Jase Richardson. His versatility and shooting range has earned him a spot on a national list of top five prospects. Sierra Canyon is one of the deepest teams in the country, so Elohim will definitely be a valuable addition for any team.
The Trailblazers are currently ranked No. 13 in the MaxPreps national rankings and defeated Windward High School 100-59 on Tuesday. The team led by 27 points after the first quarter, was 60-32 at halftime and 84-45 at the end of the third quarter. Isaiah Elohim pitched 15 points to lead Sierra Canyon. Windward was led by freshman Gavin Hightower with 24 points.
The Sierra Canyon Toppers will play their final game as underdogs in the season Thursday at the Wintrust Arena, home of the WNBA Chicago Sky and the DePaul Blue Demons. Despite the high profile of Sierra Canyon, the team is full of star power, including LeBron James Jr. And the team will likely have multiple Division I players on the roster. The season will end with a championship game for Sierra Canyon and a trip to the FIBA U-16 World Championships.
With Isaiah Elohim, Kijani Wright, and Mikey Price, Sierra Canyon looks unstoppable. While the Trailblazers did not have Amari and Bronny, they are still a very dangerous team, and this year they have added Price. With a new coach and a talented roster, Sierra Canyon could be even better than last year. Here are three things you need to know about Mikey Price in Sierra Canyon basketball.
The Sierra Canyon basketball team is led by a pair of four-star guards. In addition to Price, Sierra Canyon also has Shy Odom, a 6-foot-6 power forward who is ranked No. 240 in the senior class. Although Sierra Canyon lists Odom as a junior, he recently committed to Howard. The other guard on the team is Mikey Price, a Top 100 player. Price’s length, athleticism, and defensive ability make him an effective guard. He can shoot the ball and score well off mid-range pull-ups.
The Trailblazers defeated Harvard-Westlake 72-55 in the semifinals. Next, Sierra Canyon will play Corona Centennial in the SoCal Open championship game on Tuesday. The Trailblazers lost to Corona Centennial in the Open Division championship game eight years ago. This year, they will be looking to rebound. If the Trailblazers can win this game, they will have a shot at the state championship.
When LeBron James and his family come to town to watch their son play basketball, it’s impossible not to notice the star-studded crowd. But Shy Odom doesn’t have an exaggerated crowd to match his. On Saturday, he had his own, although not as boisterous as LeBron James’s son’s. However, his family still saw a spectacular performance from the 6-4 senior, who finished the game with 16 points on 7-for-10 shooting and a whopping ten rebounds. The performance made him Player of the Game.
Lamar Odom and his team are based in Springfield, Massachusetts, but Shy Odom and Sierra Canyon are both from Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Shy Odom, a 6’5 wing, is ranked as the 52nd-best power-forward in the country. He is the 28th-best prospect in California. He played alongside fellow basketball player LeBron James Jr., who is also a member of the class of 2023. In addition, his teammate Bronny James, a six-foot-two forward, was also offered by North Carolina Central and North Carolina A&T.
The game between Sierra Canyon and Harvard-Westlake is a CIF State Open Division semifinal that will be televised on ESPN. Sierra Canyon will play Harvard-Westlake on Saturday at 6 p.m. in San Fernando Valley. The game is televised on ESPN, and LeBron James and Dwayne Wade will make an appearance, too. In addition to Shy Odom, the team has many other stars that have starred at Sierra Canyon.