Mere minutes into Monday's nationally televised event, Bronny James cocked the ball behind his head and zoomed to the hoop for a fast-break dunk that he hammered home.

The throwdown was an appropriate throwback to how his father, LeBron James, first burst onto the scene with his signature "Akron hammer" dunk. Monday's Geico High School Showcase between Sierra Canyon and Christ the King marked 20 years to the day since the elder James made his national television debut.

Two decades ago, James' St. Vincent-St. Mary team won 65-45, with James scoring 31 points in the upset victory over an Oak Hill Academy squad that was ranked No. 1 in the country at the time.

The next generation of basketball hopefuls was on display on Monday.

The younger James led the 25th-ranked Mustangs to a minor upset of the 22nd-ranked Royals by a score of 62-51, finishing with 12 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals to lift Sierra Canyon to 7-1 on the season. Carmelo Anthony's son, Kiyan, a 6-foot-4 sophomore guard on Christ the King, finished with eight points.