Lamelo Ball and his older brother and former UCLA guard LiAngelo Ball have both hired their older brother Lonzo’s agent. This decision will cost both their NCAA eligibility. LaMelo Ball was a class of 2019 UCLA commit and a top ten player in his class. LiAngelo received interest from a few mid-major schools after leaving UCLA earlier this week. Both players are looking to play in Europe according to father Lavar. It is unknown whether any European squads have any interest although a story on Bleacher Report has quotes from many top European basketball GM’s that are not interested in either player.
LaVar Ball told ESPN that LiAngelo and LaMelo have signed with Lonzo’s agent, and the goal is to find an overseas team that will play both at the same time. This also means there’s no chance of LaMelo playing college hoops — https://t.co/gYhyEIaPFO
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) December 7, 2017
Lavar has repeatedly said he expects all three of his sons to be on the Lakers. So far, he has one in Lonzo but many NBA scouts don’t feel the middle son, LiAngelo is an NBA player, As things currently stand he is not on many if any NBA teams scout list or draft boards. LaMelo Ball is in a different case, as he’s someone who’s been recognized as a talented player. The problem with him is lack of film from NBA scouts and European scouts. We will follow the story to see where the two brothers ultimately end up.