LaMelo Ball, brother of Lakers’ Lonzo Ball, scores 25 in Drew League debut
LaMelo Ball recently made his Drew League debut. He showed out with an outstanding performance. The youngest brother of Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball dropped 25 points in a winning effort in his first game at the renowned pro-am basketball league.
— SLAM (@SLAMonline) June 9, 2019
Watch his highlights below, per Ballislife on Youtube:
His father, Lavar, and two brothers Lonzo and LiAngelo, who was on crutches after undergoing ankle surgery, were in attendance to watch their boy play.
LaMelo’s Drew League debut had been hyped up as many people in the reportedly lined up to watch him play. It’s safe to say that he didn’t disappoint with his solid performance.
Much like his older brother Lonzo, LaMelo Ball is a highly touted recruit out of high school and many teams are looking to add him on to their roster for next season. However, it is still uncertain whether he would go the typical one-and-done route in college.
The 6-foot-6 point guard from Chino Hills, where he also played high school ball in his freshman and sophomore year, is reportedly considering playing professionally abroad similar to the path R.J. Hampton took, per Andrew Holleran of The Spun. Hampton, a five-star recruit, elected to forego college and instead will play in the NBL in Australia for one season.
Ball, a five-star recruit himself, seems to be interested in taking that route as well. He’s done it before anyway. The high school standout played professionally in Lithuania in his junior year before playing for SPIRE Institute for his senior year.
Ball is currently ranked 21st in the ESPN top 100.