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The decision of Bronny James to declare for the NBA Draft has ignited debates about his preparedness for the professional league following a single year of college basketball at USC.

According to an NBA general manager, who spoke to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer, there’s a prevailing belief within the league that the 19-year-old guard is not remotely prepared for the rigors of NBA competition.

The general manager emphasized that Bronny should consider returning to school to further develop his skills at his own pace, cautioning that prematurely entering the NBA draft could potentially hinder his development and lead to being overshadowed by more seasoned players, regardless of his familial connections.

During his freshman year at USC, Bronny showcased modest statistics, averaging 4.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game.