Bronny James warms up before USC game for 1st time this season
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bronny James warmed up with his USC teammates before a game for the first time this season according to a school spokesman after suffering a cardiac arrest in July.
He has yet to make his collegiate debut after it was determined he had a congenital heart defect that was treatable.
“It’s awesome having him back and on the team with us and participating with us,” USC guard Kobe Johnson said after the Trojans beat Brown 81-70. “We want him back as soon as possible but we want him to be as healthy as possible when he comes back. Every day we pray that he keeps getting better and hopefully sometime this year he’s able to get on the floor with us.”
James has done some individual work before games, but hadn’t been on the court warming up with his teammates before Sunday’s game.
Added USC coach Andy Enfield: “It was great. He went through warmups with the team. He’s a big part of our program and our team. He’s a terrific teammate. We look forward to hopefully one day getting him back on the court but when that day is, that’s not my decision. We’re going to patient and go through the process.”
James, the son of LeBron James, played his high school career at Sierra Canyon, just north of Los Angeles and is a freshman guard at USC.
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