Broney on the court for pregame warmups against USC for the first time

Broney on the court for pregame warmups against USC for the first time

USC’s Brony James took another step toward recovery and warmed up with his teammates for the first time this season Sunday against the Browns.

“He’s been great. He’s had a great time with the team,” USC coach Andy Enfield said, per the Associated Press. “He’s a big part of our program and our team. He’s a great teammate. We’re looking forward to getting him back on the court one day, but when that day comes.” This is not my decision. We will be patient and go through the process.

James has not played this season since suffering a heart attack during a team practice in July. Doctors later determined that a congenital heart defect could be the cause of the sudden collapse of the 19-year-old guard.

Earlier this month, his father, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, said that “things are moving in the right direction” in the development of James’ possible return to the court. James said he has “big time at the end of this month” to decide how to move forward with hopes of returning to play at USC this season.

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On Sunday, No. 16 USC defeated Brown 81-70. After the game, Trojans’ Kobe Johnson called Broney’s warm-up participation “cool.”

“It’s great to have him back on the team and involved with us,” Johnson said. We want him back as soon as possible but when he does we want him to be as healthy as possible.

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