LeBron Receives National Attention (2001-2002)
Before the start of LeBron’s Junior Year, Slam’s writer Ryan Jones wrote an article on LeBron James, calling him “The best high school basketball player in America right now.”
He wasn’t wrong, LeBron had just led his team to consecutive State Championship while putting up ridiculous numbers. That year he averaged 29 points per game, 8 rebounds per game, 6 assists per game, and about 3 ½ steals per game. Later, he was nicknamed Ohio Mr. Basketball.