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Thad Matta Says 9-Year-Old LeBron James Jr. Will Be On His 'Recruiting Radar' At Ohio State

LeBron James' decision to come back to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers might end up bettering more than just Ohio's NBA franchise. It could end up helping the state's flagship college basketball program, too. 

The NBA star has a locker at Ohio State's basketball facility and is a frequent visitor to Columbus. Being able to showcase James' gear and presence to visiting recruits is certainly a positive in the mind of Thad Matta. 

The 47-year-old has other plans for James' homecoming, too. The two-time NBA champion has two sons, LeBron James, Jr. and Bryce Maximus James. Matta is already planning on recruiting the pair when it becomes appropriate to do so. 

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James Jr. is still just an elementary student, but he already appears to be quite the player. 

With his lineage, it would certainly come as no surprise if he turned out to become an elite recruit. We're years away from that, though. Clearly.