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Thursday / August 11.
  • Bronny James, California Basketball Club to play ESPN games in London, Paris and Rome

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    Bronny James, the eldest son of LeBron James, and the California Basketball Club (CBC) will play in the AXE Euro Tour August 11-18, with games in three different markets.

    The news was first reported by ZAGSBLOG on Twitter on Monday.

    The European tour will start at The Copper Box Arena – Queen Elizabeth Park in London, England before heading on to Paris’ Palais des Sports Maurice Thorez in Nanterre, France and then finishing at Arena Altero Felici in Rome, Italy. The tour will feature CBC competing against three different U18 international teams. 

    The event tips off on Thursday, Aug. 11, with CBC taking on London’s Hoopsfix Elite on ESPNU.  The second leg of the trip will feature CBC against a U18 French Select Team on Monday, Aug. 15, on ESPN2.  The tour concludes with CBC facing Stella Azzurra from Rome on Thursday, Aug. 18 on ESPNU.

    The AXE Euro Tour, created by Paragon Marketing Group, will incorporate basketball along with an educational sightseeing experience for CBC with visits to historical sites in each city including: Buckingham Palace, London Tower, Big Ben, Eiffel Tower, Versailles Palace, Louvre Museum, Vatican, Rome Colosseum and Pantheon.

    The 2022 AXE Euro Tour – Television Schedule

    DateTime (ET)MatchupNetwork
    Thu, Aug. 113 p.m.CBC vs. Hoopsfix Elite (London)ESPNU
    Mon, Aug. 152 p.m.CBC vs. U18 French Select TeamESPN2
    Thu, Aug 1812 p.m.CBC vs. Stella Azzurra (Rome)ESPNU
    *Network subject to change

    California Basketball Club – Key Players (Including ESPN 100 and ESPN 60 Player Rankings)

    • No. 39 senior Bronny James – G
    • Senior Dylan Metoyer – G
    • Senior Jimmy Oladokun – F
    • No. 2 junior Isaiah Elohim – F
    • Junior Justin Pippen – G
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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.