One and done is a trend for some of the best players in college hoops. Players like Kevin Durant (2007), Derrick Rose (2008) and Anthony Davis (2012) all played one year in college and then entered the NBA Draft. The Ball family is next in the one and done group.
Lavar is the father of the fantastic trio of Ball brothers named Lonzo, LiAngelo, and LaMelo who each bring an exciting skillset to the table. The Ball brothers led the Chino Hills Huskies to an undefeated season last year. Lavar told Gary Parrish of CBS Sports that all of his sons will be one and done. Each Ball brother will become UCLA Bruins for one season and then declare for the NBA Draft.
“All three of my boys are going to be one-and-done,” Lavar told me late Wednesday after Lonzo finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in UCLA’s 102-62 easy victory over UC Santa Barbara.
Pauley Pavilion is rocking and rolling for the next few years because of the influx of high-level talent. Steve Alford and the rest of the coaching staff for the Bruins are hard at work on the recruiting trail in search of great talent. Lonzo Ball and TJ Leaf led this year’s class. LiAngelo Ball, Jaylen Hands and Cody Riley highlight next season’s crop of talent. LaMelo Ball could be joined by a player like Cassius Stanley when he becomes a Bruin. The Ball brothers are very exciting and are must watch television.
Eric Sondheimer of the Los Angeles Times tweeted this.
LaVar Ball predicts his son, LaMelo, will be 6 feet 8. Beware.
— eric sondheimer (@latsondheimer) December 14, 2016
The youngest Ball brother has a chance to be 6’8″ which will be a big test for anyone trying to defend him.
This is from Clay Fowler of the LA Daily News:
Lonzo Ball has almost as many assists (88) as shot attempts (91). He's the only player in the country averaging 15 pts, 8 ast, 5 reb. #UCLA
— Clay Fowler (@Clay_Fowler) December 15, 2016
This is a noteworthy statistic that few players accomplish. Lonzo has almost the exact same amount of assists as he does shot attempts. The Bruins high-powered offense is a result of many factors including Lonzo’s unselfish play. Look for him to be a potential top-five pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.