LaMelo Ball

Height 0'0"
Weight lbs
Birthplace Chino Hills, California
Current Team Vytautas Prienai–Birštonas
  • 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

  • Why Opponents Of LaMelo Ball’s New High School Teams Cancel Games

    NESN "LaMelo Ball has too much seasoning for some of his would-be opponents’ tastes. SPIRE Prep Academy’s boys basketball team’s schedule has lightened recently after opposing teams cancelled games against the Ohio prep school due to the high-profile..." November 15

  • LaMelo Ball billboard goes up in downtown Cleveland

    Hot New Hip Hop "The city of Cleveland is welcoming LaMelo Ball with open arms, and an enormous billboard just minutes from the Cavs' home - Quicken Loans Arena. In case you missed it, earlier this week 17-year old LaMelo announced that he will be returning to high school for his..." November 10

  • LaMelo Ball Ineligible for McDonald's All-American Game ... Officials Say

    TMZ "LaMelo Ball's stint in Lithuania has made him INELIGIBLE for one of the biggest honors at the high school level -- the McDonald's All-American Game ... officials tell TMZ Sports. The All-American game features the top 24 players from around the country selected by a..." November 10

  • LaMelo Ball wants to play for Duke, Kentucky, or UNC. But is he eligible?

    SB Nation "LaMelo Ball is headed back to high school. The youngest of the Ball brothers has enrolled at Ohio prep school Spire Institute for what will be his senior season, ending his ill-fated professional career after stops in Lithuania and on his father’s fledgling Junior..." November 09

  • New LaMelo Ball billboard appears in downtown Cleveland

    WKYC "LaMelo Ball is coming to Northeast Ohio. And he's receiving a hero's welcome. Earlier this week, the former 5-star prospect and youngest brother of the famous Ball family revealed he'll spend the senior season of his high school career at the SPIRE Institute in..." November 09

  • LiAngelo Ball Intends to Play in G League; LaMelo to Return to High School

    Bleacher Report "LiAngelo Ball will enter the NBA G League player pool in hopes of signing with a G League team, Shams Charania of Stadium and The Athletic reported Tuesday. LaMelo Ball, meanwhile, announced on Twitter he'll enroll at Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio, for his senior..." November 06

  • LaMelo Ball Ejected for Slapping Opponent in Face During JBA Fight

    Bleacher Report "LaMelo Ball was ejected from a JBA international game Monday against Lithuanian side Alytaus Dzukija. In the third quarter, Ball appeared to take exception of a shot contest by Dzukija forward Mindaugas Susinskas. Susinskas tapped Ball on the back of the head,..." October 01

2018-2019 NBA Draft Projections

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

Draft order yet to be confirmed. Pick order based on current standings.


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