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LeBron James' Son Visited A Surprising College Over The Weekend

lebron james and his son at the all-star game in 2018

While his dad has made plenty of headlines this summer, LeBron James Jr. has also been a major storyline in the basketball world. The rising eighth grader is already an impressive hoops prospect.

"Bronny" has been playing for the very strong North Coast Blue Chips AAU club this summer. LeBron Sr. has served as a coach for some games, and that has produced some interesting moments.

As the team makes its way across the country, they've stopped at a few colleges. LeBron Jr. reportedly holds offers from some of the top programs in the country, including Duke and Kentucky, despite the fact that he isn't even a high schooler yet.

The Blue Chips visited the Blue Devils earlier this summer. Given LeBron's relationship with Mike Krzyzewski from his time playing for Team USA, the Blue Devils seem like a solid bet to land him once he is ready to make the step to college.

Over the weekend, LeBron James Jr. and company stopped at a school coached by a former Coach K assistant: Pitt.

Jeff Capel, a Duke alumnus and formerly the head coach at Oklahoma, took over the Panthers program this off-season. He hosted Bronny at his camp this past weekend.

It doesn't seem like Pitt would be the likeliest destination for him. The family doesn't have real ties to the area (though it isn't too far from Akron), and it isn't a program at the same level of Duke or Kentucky at this point.

Still, it is definitely good exposure for Capel's program. He was an ace recruiter for Coach K, and will need to do plenty of that to rebuild a Pitt program that is coming off of a brutal coaching tenure by Kevin Stallings. He inherits an extremely lean roster.

Fans have fantasized about LeBron James playing with his son in the NBA someday. LeBron has entertained those ideas this off-season.

Unless the NBA one-and-done rule changes earlier than anticipated, it does sound like we'll get at least one year of LeBron Jr. in college though. And, of course, there's no telling if he'll wind up being a one-and-done type talent yet, so this is all very up in the air.