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2 Schools Are Clear Favorites To Land LeBron James Jr.

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 26: (L-R) LeBron James Jr., LeBron James Sr. and Bryce Maximus James watch Zaire Wade’s AAU game court side at the Fab 48 tournament at Bishop Gorman High School on July 26, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Cassy Athena/Getty Images)

LeBron James Jr. continues to make viral highlights on the AAU circuit. The son of the NBA's greatest player had an epic chase-down block - like the ones his dad loves to make - during a game over the weekend.

The son of the Lakers star, who goes by Bronny, is set to begin high school this year. Of course, there's already talk about his potential college commitment.

One ESPN insider believes Michigan, now with the hiring of LeBron's former teammate, Juwan Howard, has a leg up.

This is tough to believe, though. Michigan is a Nike school, so the Wolverines have that going for them, but they're also the arch-rival of Ohio State. LeBron is a Buckeyes fan, often attending football games, and has said he would've gone to Ohio State if he didn't go straight to the NBA. Would he really want his son to play for Michigan? That seems doubtful. Two schools appear to be clear favorites for LeBron Jr. right now: Duke and Kentucky.

Duke

The Blue Devils might be the favorite, assuming LeBron Jr. is good enough to play there. He already has an standing scholarship offer and Coach K has been spotted at one of his games. LeBron has great respect for Coach K, having played for him on Team USA. Duke currently has the lone "Crystal Ball" projection on 247Sports' commitment predictions page, too.

Kentucky

If Coach Cal is still with the Wildcats by the time Bronny, a 2023 recruit, is making his commitment, Kentucky will certainly be in play.

Kentucky is a huge Nike school and LeBron has a relationship with Calipari, who, outside of Coach K, lands more big recruits than anyone.

Bronny reportedly has a standing scholarship offer from Kentucky, too.

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Of course, it's a little early to be speculating about anything, but players will sometimes make college commitments during their sophomore or junior seasons, so we're not that far off from a potential LeBron James Jr. decision.