Bronny James’ USC adds more FIREPOWER as legendary Michael Jordan teammate’s son joins program

DJ Rodman, son of NBA legend Dennis Rodman, joins Bronny James at USC Trojans.


Bronny James’ USC adds more FIREPOWER as legendary Michael Jordan teammate’s son joins program

Bronny James (L- Image via Christian Petersen/Getty Images) and DJ Rodman (R- Image via Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

Bronny James is an exciting prospect for basketball fans. Son to veteran Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, he is going to the University of South California for his college basketball career. However, he won’t be the only one who is the son of an NBA veteran. DJ Rodman, son of the former Chicago Bulls superstar Dennis Rodman, recently announced his transfer to USC. This announcement has everyone excited, given the sons of the two NBA legends are teaming up.

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Rodman announced on Tuesday that he’ll be moving from Washington State University to USC to play his final collegiate season. Rodman recently finished his senior season at Washington State, where he averaged 9.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game. He also had a commendable shooting percentage with 41.3% from the field and 38.1% from 3-point range.

This won’t be the first time James has played with NBA progeny, as he played with Zaire Wade, the son of Dwyane Wade, at Sierra Canyon High School. Bronny James announced his commitment to play for USC on May 06th. Just moments before Game 3 between Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers. It was a rather sudden announcement for many.

After choosing to stay close to home for college, the young guard will join a stacked USC Trojans roster coming off the school’s third straight NCAA Tournament appearance under coach Andy Enfield. To add their pleasure, they have another player with NBA veteran blood in DJ Rodman.

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A look into the background of DJ Rodman

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DJ Rodman for the Washington State University (Image via NBC)

DJ Rodman was born on April 25, 2001. He is the son of NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman, as mentioned above. With basketball naturally in his blood, he started playing the game from an early age. At the high school level, he played for Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, California, and JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, California.

In his sophomore season, he averaged a commendable 19.6 points per game and led his team to an impressive 22–8 record. After the season, Rodman transferred to JSerra Catholic High. At JSerra, as a junior, he averaged 16.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. In his senior season, he played with massive improvements in his game. He averaged 24.2 points per game and 8.9 rebounds per game. In May 2019, Rodman committed to play college basketball for Washington State.

Rodman initially had small stretches of playing time on the floor as a freshman in college. However, his minutes increased after one of his teammates (Tony Miller) went through an ankle injury. On January 16, 2020, Rodman scored a season-high eight points along with five rebounds in a win over Oregon. In his freshman season, Rodman averaged 1.7 points and 1.9 rebounds in 11.9 minutes per game through 26 appearances.

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The season was cut short due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For his final year at college, Rodman will move to South California in hopes of getting better and playing longer. Undoubtedly, it will be exciting to see how the sons of two NBA stars team up at USC.

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