LaVar Ball says LaMelo Ball will play in either Australia or China
LaMelo Ball, the youngest brother of Los Angeles Lakers sophomore stud Lonzo Ball, is set to play overseas next season. This is according to the Ball family patriarch himself, LaVar Ball, who made the announcement on Sunday night:
“I’m going to let you know the plan now so everyone can just stop,” Ball said, via Christian Rivas of Lonzo Wire. “With college, I already knew what they were about to do. ‘We’re going to investigate, we’re not going to let him play until we let him play, LaVar. We’re not going to let you do all that big mouth talking and then we’re going to hold him back and a whole year goes by.’ The G League … I’m not going to let no 28, 29-year-old dudes tee off on him. He’s trying to make a name for himself, so he’s definitely going overseas … to either Australia or China.”
The 17-year-old’s colorful career takes another wild turn as he is now no longer going to play in the NCAA or in the NBA G League. As so eloquently explained by LaVar, they have come to a decision that the best thing for the development of LaMelo right now would be to take his talents overseas.
LaMelo Ball is a highly touted talent coming out of Chino Hills High School, but he has had quite the eventful journey since his days at Chino Hills, and that will only continue as he prepares for the NBA by heading back overseas.