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Bronny keeping name in NBA draft

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Bronny James has chosen to keep his name in the 2024 NBA Draft and forgo his remaining years of college eligibility, his agent Rich Paul told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Jonathan Givony on Wednesday.

"He's a really good prospect who has a lot of room for growth. It only takes one team. I don't care where that team is," Paul said.

Paul added that he and James have no interest in signing a two-way contract.

James has been invited to workouts by more than 10 NBA franchises but will limit the number of visits to just a few teams. The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers are both expected to make the list of workouts, sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania.

The Suns hold the No. 22 pick in the upcoming draft, while L.A. has the 55th selection.

James, who suffered a cardiac arrest nine months ago and had to undergo a procedure to repair a heart defect, was cleared to play by the NBA's Fitness to Play Panel earlier in May, sources told Wojnarowski and Givony.

The 19-year-old was a full participant in the NBA's combine and tested extremely well in the athletic measurements and shooting drills.

James played in 25 games during his lone season at USC, where he averaged 4.8 points and 2.1 assists on 36.5% from the field and 26.7% from three.

The 2024 NBA Draft will be a two-day event this year, with the opening round being held on June 26. Round 2 will take place the following day.

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