Speculation grows over whether Barron Trump will pursue a career in sports

 September 7, 2023

Former First Lady Melania Trump has been in the spotlight for the better part of a decade, with an artist in her native Slovenia even creating a life-sized bronze statue in the former first lady's honor.

However, one website noted this that the son she shares with former President Donald Trump has recently gotten some attention of his own.  

Betting website has put out odds on which college basketball team Barron might join

As She Knows pointed out in an article published this past Saturday, 17-year-old Barron Trump stands at a full 6 feet, 7 inches.

This impressive stature has led to speculation as to whether the younger Trump could have a future on the basketball court.

The sports betting website Bovada is even posting odds on exactly which college basketball team Barron may end up playing for.

The listed institutions gamblers have to choose from include Michigan State, Duke University, University of Connecticut, University of Kentucky, and Florida State University.

Former president highlights risk of head injury that comes with playing football

Interestingly, Town & Country magazine reported in 2018 that Barron's mother said her son was "all into sports" rather than spending time on social media.

However, his father has expressed safety concerns associated with Barron playing football, saying he would have "a hard time" encouraging his son to don shoulder pads and a helmet.

"Would I steer him that way? No, I wouldn’t. I just don't like the reports that I see coming out having to do with football," CNN quoted Trump as telling CBS News host Margaret Brennan during an interview in 2019.

"I thought the equipment would get better, and it has. The helmets have gotten far better but it hasn't solved the problem," Trump said of the head injury risk that football players are faced with.

Former soccer player impressed with Barron Trump's "passion" for game

In 2017, former professional soccer player Patrick Michael Mullins told the Washington Post that Barron seems to take an interest in soccer.

"He was very knowledgeable about soccer, knew about D.C. United and was interested to know more," Mullins told the newspaper.

"[For a] little kid to have a passion for the game and to be knowledgeable and have a conversation with us, it makes me feel good about kids growing up playing the game," the former player added.

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