LaMelo Ball RUMORS & NEWS

LaMelo Ball

Position
Height 0'0"
Weight lbs
Birthplace Chino Hills, California
Current Team Vytautas Prienai–Birštonas
  • LaMelo Ball likely to play in Australia or China next season

    Larry Brown Sports "LaMelo Ball has one year left to get through before he can make himself eligible for the NBA Draft, and he looks set to spend it overseas again. According to Ian Pierno of SLAM Magazine and reporter Adam Zagoria, the youngest of the Ball sons is likely to play in Australia or China..." May 18

  • LaMelo Ball admits he returned to high school to get back on NBA Draft Boards

    USA Today "LaMelo Ball became one of the most popular high school basketball players ever when a video of him pulling up from half court went viral in 2017. Since then, he’s been on everyone’s radar. It also helps that his oldest brother, Lonzo Ball, is the starting point guard for the Los..." May 18

  • LaMelo Ball Shows Off Absurd New Chest Tattoo On Social Media

    The Spun "While there still isn’t an update on LaMelo Ball and his status for next season, the five-star recruit is back in the news again for his latest decision. Similar to his brothers Lonzo and LiAngelo, he now has a bold tattoo of his own to showcase for the world. Ball is considered..." April 19

  • What's the Future of Big Baller Brand?

    Complex "When Lonzo Ball slid a pair of his Big Baller Brand (BBB) sneakers down a garbage chute on Instagram, it played like alarm bells on a BBB sinking ship. Then came Lonzo covering his BBB tattoo and the allegations — followed by a lawsuit — that family friend and brand co-founder Alan..." April 08

  • Report: How Alan Foster allegedly spent stolen Big Baller Brand money

    247 Sports "Lonzo Ball is suing Alan Foster, a founder and 16.3 percent owner of Big Baller Brand, according to TMZ Sports. Foster is alleged to have stolen around $1.5 million from Ball and the company, and previously spent time in prison for his role in a Ponzi scheme. TMZ is reporting that..." April 03

  • Report: LaMelo Ball could play for post-grad team at Chino Hills

    247 Sports "The short-term future of LaMelo Ball is one of the greatest mysteries in basketball right now. We all know how this ends. Ball will declare himself eligible for the 2020 NBA Draft and, barring any sort of unforeseen calamity, will be a first-round pick once he gets there. It's the..." April 03

  • LaVar Ball Addresses Big Baller Brand Drama With Incredibly Sad Speech

    12 Up "Despite whatever your feelings are towards LaVar Ball and the ?Big Baller Brand, it's starting to look like his Jordan-esque company is falling apart. And his speech to fans on Sunday certainly did nothing to change that narrative.

  • Lavar Ball: LaMelo Ball will play in China or Australia

    247 Sports "LaMelo Ball seemed eager to play college basketball only a few months ago, citing interest he claimed to have received from USC and Kansas, but the odds of the NCAA ever clearing him were minimal. His professional stint in Lithuania and his association with both agent Harrison Feigen and..." April 01

  • Ball family's agent claims top colleges interested in LaMelo

    247 Sports "March Madness may not have even started yet, but most of the top college basketball programs in the country already have most of their rosters set for next season. Recruiting is a year-round process, and if schools didn't hear from prospects early, they wouldn't be able to plan for..." March 12

  • LaMelo Ball still has college hopes, says he's talked to USC, Kansas

    Yahoo! Sports "LaMelo Ball is a five-star point guard prospect. He’s the type of athletic scorer and playmaker that normally draws the attention of Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky and Kansas on the recruiting circuit. Except he appeared to have burned those bridges as part of his dad..." February 20

  • Why LaMelo Ball was snubbed from the McDonald's All-American Game

    USA Today "The rosters for the McDonald’s All-American Game was unveiled Thursday during ESPN’s broadcast of The Jump, and there was one notable name missing from the list: LaMelo Ball. The 17-year-old guard has been a standout in his return to high school hoops..." February 20

  • LiAngelo Ball to sign G League contract, LaMelo returning to HS

    247 Sports "It appears as though there will not be a second stint overseas for LiAngelo Ball and his younger brother LaMelo Ball as the Ball family has reportedly decided to bring their two youngest children back to the United States to continue their respective basketball..." February 20

  • LaMelo Ball's team gets into fight during rout

    USA Today "LaMelo Ball returned from a prolonged absence with a broken finger to lead Spire Institute to a 102-83 win against Springdale Prep at Towson University in Maryland. But the game will also be remembered for the fight that ensued in the second..." February 19

  • Lavar Ball: Championships coming for Suns if they play the three Ball boys together

    Bright Side Of The Sun "This interview on Doug and Wolf on 98.7 FM with Lonzo Ball’s dad, Lavar, was horrifying and highly entertaining interview all at the same time. Kudos to Doug and Wolf for asking the obvious (and tough) questions. Some choice quotes: “I gave..." February 05

  • LaVar Ball Has Clearly Ruined LaMelo Ball

    12 Up "LaVar Ball has drawn criticism for his brash style of personal marketing ever since he jumped onto the national scene thanks to Lonzo Ball's collegiate success. The elder Ball's constant use of his sons' basketball careers to further his Big Baller Brand company is well documented,..." February 05

  • LaMelo Ball’s latest scouting report answers some NBA questions

    New York Post "LaMelo Ball’s NBA future remains murky thanks to the unusual path he has taken. ESPN draft consultant Mike Schmitz recently scouted the youngest Ball brother and saw some improvements from the guard, who now plays at Ohio’s Spire Institute. Ball, 17, started his high..." January 25

  • LaVar Ball went off on LaMelo in a profane locker-room rant after son's October brawl

    USA Today "LaMelo Ball's time in the JBA international tour went off the rails early when the 17-year-old was ejected for fighting in the team's third game on Oct. 1. By that time, LaVar had already pinned his dashed hopes of an undefeated tour on his son and told LaMelo that he was..." December 26

  • LaVar Ball Says His 3 Sons Could One Day Team Up With LeBron and His Son

    Complex "LaVar Ball has been relatively mum since LeBron James joined the Lakers, and Lonzo Ball is probably thankful. But the brazen Ball patriarch wasn't able to keep LeBron's eldest son, LeBron James Jr. (Bronny), out of his mouth when TMZ caught up with him at LAX..." December 03

  • LaVar Ball: LaMelo is better than LeBron was as a teenager

    Sportsnaut "There’s something to say about supporting your children. Helicopter father LaVar Ball knows this full well. He also knows how to inflate the ego of his children to the point that it’s not healthy. We’re pretty sure Ball crossed that rubicon recently in talking..." November 27

2018-2019 NBA Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 Pelicans Zion Williamson Duke
2 Grizzlies Ja Morant Murray St.
3 Knicks RJ Barrett Duke
4 Lakers De'Andre Hunter Virginia
5 Cavaliers Rui Hachimura Gonzaga
6 Suns KZ Okpala Stanford
7 Bulls Bruno Fernando Maryland
8 Hawks Jarrett Culver Texas Tech
9 Wizards Cam Reddish Duke
10 Hawks Keldon Johnson Kentucky

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