USC’s opening opponent for the 2023 basketball season has been revealed, as the Trojans will face off against Kansas State in Las Vegas on Nov. 6 in Bronny James’s college debut, according to a report from college basketball insider Jon Rothstein.
At the season tip-off event in Las Vegas, Oregon will also face off against Georgia as part of a doubleheader. Tip-off times, as well as the official announcement of the two matchups are TBD.
James, the eldest son of NBA legend LeBron James, committed to USC in May following a long recruitment involving several schools. In the end, James committed to the Trojans to stay close to home in Los Angeles. The 6’ 3” combo guard was a McDonald’s All-American and was one of the consensus top 25 recruits in the country.
Coach Andy Enfield anticipates that James will be in line for early playing time, and given his stature and lineage, all eyes will be on the James and the Trojans this fall as they look to compete for a Pac-12 title.