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Friday / June 21.
  • Scotty Pippen Jr. talks LeBron James Jr. to Sierra Canyon; breaks down recruitment

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    By JACOB POLACHECK

    Last month, NBA Hall of Famer Gary Payton told Sheena Marie of Black Sports Online that LeBron James will send his son Lebron James Jr. to Sierra Canyon (CA) School in Los Angeles next year. After LeBron James agreed to join the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday, those rumors were confirmed.

    Scotty Pippen Jr., the 6-foot-1 point guard from Sierra Canyon and son of NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen, spoke with ZAGSBLOG on Monday about the news of Bronny James coming to Sierra Canyon.

    “I thought it was nice because he’s gonna bring more attention to our school,” said Pippen. “But most people don’t know since he’s in eighth grade, he can’t play high school ball. I’m about to be a senior so I won’t be playing with him.”

    Pippen Jr. also spoke with ZAGSBLOG Monday about his recruitment. He currently holds offers from Washington State, UCSB, and UC Davis.

    “I have a lot of interest right now going into Peach Jam,” he said. “I’m not sure when I will make my decision.”

    Despite no timetable for his decision, Pippen has a clear idea of what he’s looking for in a school.

    “I’m looking for a place where I can make an impact,” he said. “A place that will prepare me for the next level.”

    Playing with the Oakland Soldiers this summer, Pippen has averaged 17.4 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.1 steals per game through 16 games played. He has helped lead the Soldiers to a 10-6 record and a spot to compete in Peach Jam later this month.

    “The summer has really good for me,” said Pippen. “With the Oakland Soldiers, I think I have done well handling the expectations, but I still have a lot to prove and show.”

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