LaMelo Ball

Height 0'0"
Weight lbs
Birthplace Chino Hills, California
Current Team Vytautas Prienai–Birštonas
  • NBL addresses claims LaMelo Ball has purchased Illawarra Hawks

    Sporting News "The NBL confirmed LaMelo Ball and his management have expressed an interest in the Illawarra Hawks but denied an application has been made for the purchase of the Australian basketball team. Ball's manager Jermaine Jackson told ESPN on Thursday that the pair acquired the Hawks,..." April 03

  • LaMelo Ball Is the Best Player In the 2020 NBA Draft

    The Big Lead "LaMelo Ball has separated himself from the rest of his draft class. The 18-year-old point guard, who spent the 2019-20 season playing professionally in Australia, is clearly the best player available in the 2020 NBA Draft. LaMelo been on the NBA's radar for what seems..." April 02

  • Australia's NBL denies LaMelo Ball, manager purchased team

    The Score "The Australia-based National Basketball League released a statement Thursday claiming LaMelo Ball and his manager, Jermaine Jackson, have not applied to transfer the Illawarra Hawks from current holder Simon Stratford. However, it did acknowledge Ball and his management had..." April 02

  • Why LaMelo Ball doesn't fit Warriors with shortcomings

    NBC Sports Bay Area "As the draft's biggest conundrum, LaMelo Ball's potential is just as polarizing as his current shortcomings. For all his potential as a scorer, his shooting percentage is subpar. For all his potential as a playmaker, his turnover totals in an inferior league give NBA scouts pause. For..." April 02

  • LaMelo Ball, Manager Buy Australian NBL's Illawarra Hawks

    SI "Likely NBA lottery pick LaMelo Ball and his manager Jermaine Jackson purchased the NBL's Illawarra Hawks on Thursday, Jackson confirmed.  Ball shined in 12 games with the Australian team in 2019-20, averaging 17.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.0 assists before..." April 02

  • Warriors reportedly not high on LaMelo Ball, James Wiseman in draft

    Larry Brown Sports "The Golden State Warriors are in the unique position of likely landing a top draft pick to add to their talented core. It sounds like they’re going to be very picky about what they do with it. According to Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Warriors..." April 01

  • LaVar Ball explains why LaMelo Ball should be No. 1 pick in NBA Draft

    Larry Brown Sports "LaMelo Ball is among the top prospects for the 2020 NBA Draft (whenever it ends up taking place) and will most likely go in the top five picks. If it’s up to his big-mouthed father, LaMelo would be going No. 1 overall for a few reasons. LaVar Ball joined the “Pardon..." April 01

  • LaMelo Ball Joining Puma? Jay-Z’s Influence on Hoops Star Revealed

    Heavy "Will LaMelo Ball join Puma? Back in January, National Basketball Leeague analyst Corey “Homicide” Williams revealed that the future lottery pick was offered $100 million, a private jet and a sneaker contract from an undisclosed sneaker..." March 30

  • LaMelo Ball’s draft stock could be hurt by inability to conduct interviews? "NBA teams are going face serious obstacles with scouting prospects ahead of the June 25 draft because of the coronavirus pandemic, and that will almost certainly affect the future of some players more than others. That could be the case for LaMelo Ball, who could stand to to gain plenty during..." March 27

  • LaVar Ball Says Big Baller Brand Is A Billion Dollar Company

    TMZ "LaVar Ball is adding a 4th "B" to the Big Baller Brand -- claiming he believes the company is worth ... A BILLION DOLLARS!! And yeah, he's dead serious. Here's the deal .. Papa Ball joined the guys on Barstool Sports' "Pardon My..." March 27

  • LaVar Ball plans to offer new Big Baller Brand athletes an ownership stake

    International Business Times "LaVar Ball has been one of the most well-known personalities in recent years. His controversial remarks and unorthodox methods have launched the Ball family into Internet fame. Over the top comparisons coupled with a huge sense of confidence was one of the traits that made LaVar stand out...." March 10

  • LaVar Ball Blames Sons’ Lack of Having Man Bodies On Wife Being Caucasian

    Total Pro Sports "Say what you will about LaVar Ball, but this man is quite entertaining. " March 03

  • LaVar Ball Unsure If LaMelo Will Rock BBB Shoes In NBA, 'Stay Tuned'

    TMZ "LaVar Ball is bringing back the Big Baller Brand in a huge way -- but admits he's still not 100% sure if his NBA-destined son LaMelo will wear BBB shoes when he gets to the pros. FYI, 18-year-old Melo is definitely a top prospect in the 2020 NBA Draft -- some people..." February 27

  • Lonzo, LaMelo and Big Baller Brand: How Ball brothers slowly moved away from family business

    Sporting News "If you (understandably) turned off your Big Baller Brand alerts last year, you may have missed the Feb. 19 announcement revealing that the "global sports and lifestyle brand" had launched a new website,, with nearly 50 new products available for only the..." February 22

  • Why the Knicks should target LaMelo Ball in 2020 NBA Draft

    Clutch Points "The New York Knicks are reportedly targeting a scoring point guard in the upcoming NBA draft, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post. Though this class isn’t as loaded as in past drafts, the Knicks have quite a number of options to choose from...." February 19

  • Knicks targeting scoring guards in 2020 NBA Draft, with LaMelo Ball among top options

    CBS Sports "The regular season is still in full swing with two months of games left to play, but the New York Knicks are already looking ahead. Having recently chosen Leon Rose as their new president of basketball operations, the team has begun preparations for the NBA Draft. At the moment,..." February 17

  • How LaMelo Ball Fits with NBA's Worst Teams

    Bleacher Report "No matter which team makes the No. 1 pick in June's 2020 NBA draft, LaMelo Ball will be in play.  He's back in the United States after a foot injury, having averaged 17.0 points, 7.4 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 1.7 threes through 12 NBL games in..." February 16

  • LaVar Ball's furious rant gave NBA teams every reason to avoid drafting LaMelo Ball

    USA Today "LaMelo Ball’s season in Australia ended due to injury, but the 18-year-old prospect did enough to supplant himself near the top of NBA Draft boards. Yet, LaVar seemingly cannot get out of his son’s way. For the past few months, the outlandish father of..." February 12

  • LaMelo Ball, potential number one NBA draft pick, abruptly leaves Illawarra Hawks for US "American basketball sensation LaMelo Ball has unceremoniously ended his Australian stint, leaving the country without telling his teammates. His club, the Illawarra Hawks confirmed the 18-year-old guard had taken a flight home and will continue his rehabilitation from a foot injury,..." January 29

  • 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


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