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Kentucky Wildcats and Duke Blue Devils have best odds to land LeBron James Jr.

The son of King James is still far away from landing on a college campus, but oddsmakers have already pegged two blue-bloods as the favorites to land him.

NBA All-Star Game 2018 Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

Yes, you can now place odds on where the son of LeBron James will attend college, and the Kentucky Wildcats are one of the top favorites.

According to, Kentucky holds the second-best odds at +160 to land LeBron James Jr., trailing only the Duke Blue Devils at -150. The Kansas Jayhawks came in at +900, followed by the North Carolina Tar Heels (+1000), UCLA Bruins (+1200) and the field (+600).

This isn’t the first time these two blue-blood programs have been linked to LeBron’s son. Back in 2016 after James’ NBA Finals win with the Cavaliers over the Warriors, ESPN reporters Dave McMenamin and Brian Windhorst posted an interesting tidbit about LeBron Jr. as he celebrated with his pops.

He (LeBron) raised both arms, just as he did when he pinned Iguodala’s would-be layup against the glass with his right arm, and his son, 11-year-old LeBron Jr., did the same (making it no wonder why he already has standing scholarship offers from both Duke and Kentucky, according to a source).

So, shouldn’t be a real surprise to see Kentucky and Duke already looking like the top contenders for the son of arguably the greatest player in NBA history, though Jr. is still three years away from being in college.

There’s also a good chance the NBA has abolished the one-and-done rule by the time James Jr. is ready to graduate high school, though it’s far too early to tell if he’ll be good enough to make the jump out of high school.

I would imagine his father would like him to get a year of coaching under someone like Coach K or Coach Cal, especially since Jr. won’t have to worry about making a living ASAP.

For what it’s worth, James Jr. and his AAU team recently visited Duke.

You can check out some highlights of Jr. in action here:

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