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Apparently California has a state rule that says 8th graders are not allowed to play varsity hoops.

So Bronny is going to shit on a bunch of junior varsity kids (6th-7th-8th graders I assume) this school year before moving up to the varsity next year.
 
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Apparently California has a state rule that says 8th graders are not allowed to play varsity hoops.

So Bronny is going to shit on a bunch of junior varsity kids (6th-7th-8th graders I assume) this school year before moving up to the varsity next year.
I was actually wondering if he would go straight to varsity as a freshman. I would assume so but I think that is a school with a lot of good players who play some good competition.

He definitely should at least, just for growth alone. He might not get a ton of PT or put up great stats, but the learning experience and playing against older competition is more important imo (can players play both JV and V?). Anyway, that experience will pay off big as a junior and senior.
 

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I was actually wondering if he would go straight to varsity as a freshman. I would assume so but I think that is a school with a lot of good players who play some good competition.

He definitely should at least, just for growth alone. He might not get a ton of PT or put up great stats, but the learning experience and playing against older competition is more important imo (can players play both JV and V?). Anyway, that experience will pay off big as a junior and senior.
In Ohio a player can play a maximum of 5 quarters in one day. This can be distributed among freshman, junior varsity, or varsity. (2.1.1.6 of OHSAA Handbook)

In California a player can only play in one classification (Varsity, JV, Frosh, Frosh/Soph) per day. (CIF Central Section Basketball Rule 2.8. Not sure if the same for Southern Section.)
 

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Bronny looking good but he's 14 and only in 8th grade? Looks like he's playing against 12-13 year old middle schoolers in that video.
Dunking at 14 is real nice though.
Bronny was born Oct 6th, so yes he is "older" for his grade, but started at the right time. My daughter is in 9th grade but a June Birthday, she started her 8th grade year at 13 just like Bronny did.

Bronny started school the exact year he was supposed too.
 

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Apparently California has a state rule that says 8th graders are not allowed to play varsity hoops.

So Bronny is going to shit on a bunch of junior varsity kids (6th-7th-8th graders I assume) this school year before moving up to the varsity next year.
Most states have that rule, including Ohio. He's not allowed to play JV either, that's also a high school classification.

He's on an 8th grade team playing against 8th graders. No 6th or 7th graders.

Just curious, what state do you live in? Because this is pretty standard. However, I know of a couple states that allow middle schoolers to play varsity.
 

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I was actually wondering if he would go straight to varsity as a freshman. I would assume so but I think that is a school with a lot of good players who play some good competition.

He definitely should at least, just for growth alone. He might not get a ton of PT or put up great stats, but the learning experience and playing against older competition is more important imo (can players play both JV and V?). Anyway, that experience will pay off big as a junior and senior.
In the 80's a friend of mine played Varsity basketball in Akron as an 8th grader. He went on to MSU and led them in scoring his Senior year before playing in Europe.

So for sure as a Freshman he should play Varsity as he should probably be playing against Varsity right now if Cali allowed it.
 

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