NBA: Bronny James medically cleared to be drafted and play

Following his cardiac arrest and surgery to treat a congenital heart defect, the Fitness to Play Panel NBA has medically cleared Bronny James to be drafted and play, reports ESPN Monday.

The NBA plans to notify teams Monday that the panel’s three doctors have evaluated James and cleared him to play, allowing him to participate in an evaluation camp this week, an important step for prospects heading into the upcoming draft. of the NBA.

James, the son of Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, is expected to participate in a simulated game Tuesday, which should allow team executives to see him in action after a disappointing first season with the Los Angeles Trojans. University of Southern California.

James was in fact kept away from competition for several months due to his heart problems, which obviously affected his performances. He was limited to averages of 4.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. He declared himself eligible for the upcoming draft, while discussing his eligibility for the American college ranks.

James has until May 29 to decide whether he remains eligible for the draft and returns to the college ranks. He also decided to explore the possibility of transferring to another university.

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