LaMelo Ball

Height 0'0"
Weight lbs
Birthplace Chino Hills, California
Current Team Vytautas Prienai–Birštonas
  • LaMelo Ball Done for Australian NBL Season Due to Injury Ahead of 2020 NBA Draft

    SLAM Online "LaMelo Ball has played his final game in an Illawarra Hawks jersey, Jonathan Givony of ESPN reports. Ball faces rehabilitation from a bone bruise that would stretch beyond the team’s season. “Melo’s foot is totally healed, but the doctor’s policy is..." January 16

  • R.J. Hampton cleared to practice while LaMelo Ball remains sidelined

    ESPN "R.J. Hampton has been medically cleared for full contact in the Australian NBL, while LaMelo Ball remains out for the indefinite future, sources told ESPN. Hampton, No. 7 in ESPN's top 100 draft prospects for 2020, has been cleared by doctors to resume full..." January 03

  • LaMelo Ball donating one month's salary to aid Australian bushfire victims

    The Score "Teenage basketball sensation LaMelo Ball has pledged to donate one month's salary toward relief efforts for Australia's ongoing bushfires, the Illawarra Hawks announced. "It's sad to see what is happening on the south coast of Australia. People have lost their..." January 03

  • Rumor: LaMelo Ball Being Offered $100M Shoe Deal, Access To Private Jet

    Total Pro Sports "The 2020 NBA Draft is fast approaching and as scouts and NBA front offices continue to do their research on the top prospects and which player could possibly be a game changer for their franchise. National Basketball League (Australia) analyst Corey Williams reported earlier this week..." December 31

  • Potential NBA top pick LaMelo Ball out for a month due to foot injury

    Yahoo! Sports "LaMelo Ball, a potential lottery pick in the 2020 NBA draft, will be sidelined the next month while recovering from a foot injury in Australia’s National Basketball League, according to Jonathan Givony of ESPN. Ball suffered a bruised foot in practice last week, per..." December 09

  • LaMelo Ball Builds His Case as the Potential No. 1 Pick

    SI "If you, basketball fan, haven’t taken the time to watch a minute of the Australian NBL this season, you’re probably not alone. But recent developments necessitate you pay attention, particularly if your favorite NBA team is scuffling. Although 18-year-old LaMelo Ball’s fame..." December 04

  • Momentum Gaining for LaMelo Ball Being #1 Pick in 2020 Draft

    Black Sports Online "If you ignore the fact that LaMelo’s father is LaVar Ball and just look at the kid play you can see why NBA scouts are drooling over him. He is the new prototypical big guard that can do a little bit of everything and do it very well. He has uncanny instincts and at 18..." December 02

  • LaMelo Ball lights up NBL with breakout game

    ESPN "LaMelo Ball became the youngest player in NBL history to record a triple-double and emphasized his claims to be the No. 1 overall NBA draft pick in 2020. Ball's game-high 32 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists helped Illawarra beat Cairns 114-106 in overtime Monday night at the WIN..." November 25

  • LaMelo Ball's Manager Tired of People Profiting off Him: 'It's Damn Near Like He's a Prostitute'

    Complex "Although LaMelo Ball bypassed the NCAA process by turning pro in Australia when he signed with the Illawarra Hawks, he hasn't been able to escape people profiting off his image. In Bleacher Report's new profile on Ball, his manager and..." November 19

  • The Life of LaMelo Ball

    Bleacher Report "LaMelo Ball tries to catch his breath, placing his hands on his hips as if holding on to them is all that is preventing him from falling down. His hamstrings burn. His knees creak. His white ankle socks have turned a dirty shade of gray from his beach sprints this October afternoon. As he..." November 19

  • LaMelo Ball Tips His Hand On What NBA Team He’d like to Play For

    Hot New Hip Hop "Like any kid his age, LaMelo Ball plays NBA 2K. Unlike almost every other kid his age, LaMelo has the chance to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. So when LaMelo took to instagram to share a look at his 2K player, his followers couldn't help but notice that he..." October 25

  • NBA teams barred from scouting LaMelo Ball at practice

    USA Today "Last month, nearly every team in the NBA watched LaMelo Ball practice with the Illawarra Hawks ahead of their big matchup with the reigning NBL champions, the Perth Wildcats. According to Jonathan Givony of ESPN, the NBA league office informed teams that they..." October 07

  • LaMelo Ball drawing interest from Blazers, Nets, Pelicans and Raptors

    USA Today "While things could change when the NCAA basketball season gets underway, LaMelo Ball is currently projected to be a top-three pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, and teams are starting to do their homework on the 18-year-old Illawarra Hawks guard. According to Adam Zagoria of..." October 05

  • Nike 'Interested' in Shoe Deal with LaMelo Ball

    TMZ "With LaMelo Ball reportedly open to signing a shoe contract outside of the Big Baller Brand, TMZ Sports has learned Nike has a serious interest in working with the 18-year-old. Our Nike sources tell us ... the company is actively scouting the youngest..." September 28

  • Lonzo Ball further distances himself from BBB, says LaMelo Ball will have choice

    The Score "Weeks after saying he had to change his Big Baller Brand ZO2 sneakers during every quarter of summer league in 2017 because they kept breaking, Lonzo Ball has further distanced himself from his father LaVar's apparel brand. "What makes it easier is I'm..." September 27

  • NBL to broadcast games featuring LaMelo Ball, RJ Hampton on Facebook

    The Score "Those in this hemisphere wishing to see LaMelo Ball and RJ Hampton in action will be able to view select NBL games on Facebook Watch this season, the Australia-based league announced. The partnership calls for 52 games featuring Ball's Illawarra Hawks and Hampton's New..." September 26

  • LaMelo Ball's Camp Negotiating Sneaker Contract As No. 1 Pick Rumors Start To Buzz

    Bleacher Report "LaMelo Ball's representatives are reportedly negotiating a sneaker deal as he prepares to enter the 2020 NBA draft.  According to ESPN's Jonathan Givony, Ball was not seen wearing any Big Baller Brand merchandise during the recent NBL Blitz preseason..." September 24

  • Why LaMelo Ball could be a top-5 NBA Draft prospect in 2020

    SB Nation "LaMelo Ball is perhaps the most famous high school basketball player of all time, but his game remains clouded in a certain degree of mystery. While his peers spent the last two years competing against each other in organized grassroots leagues and showcases like the Nike Hoop..." August 28


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