Big Baller is going global!
Both LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball are exploring options to begin their respective professional basketball careers and play overseas, according to Yahoo Sports.
LaMelo and LiAngelo’s representative Harrison Gaines has already begun talks with prospective teams, according to Yahoo Sports.
LaVar decided to pull LiAnelo from UCLA on Monday due to frustration from his son’s indefinite suspension regarding his shoplifting arrest in China. LiAngelo’s UCLA career ended without the 19-year-old prospect playing a single minute.
LaVar previously said he is “exploring other options” as to where LiAngelo would play.
“I’m going to make him way better for the draft than UCLA ever could have,” LaVar Ball told ESPN in his latest obnoxious boast.
LaMelo Ball may start his professional basketball career early.
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LaMelo and LiAngelo — as well as their older brother Lakers star guard Lonzo — have quickly developed name recognition thanks both to their play on the court and their large social media presence off of it.
LaMelo has more than three million Instagram followers while LiAngelo has nearly two million.
LaMelo, a five-star Class of 2019 prospect, was previously committed to UCLA. LaMelo’s collegiate career was previously in doubt after the 15-year-old unveiled his own signature shoe in August, putting his NCAA eligibility in question.
LaVar announced LiAngelo would also receive his own signature sure, the Gelo 3, now that he is no longer attending UCLA.
Both LaMelo and LiAngelo starred at Chino Hills High School in California. LaMelo scored 92 points during a game in February, while LiAngelo dropped 72 points in a game last November.
LiAngelo Ball parted ways with UCLA on Monday.
LaVar previously pulled LaMelo from Chino Hills prior to his junior season so he could be home-schooled and better prepare for the 2020 NBA Draft.
While LaMelo is considered a likely lottery pick, LiAngelo isn’t viewed as a legitimate NBA prospect. LiAngelo was previously rated just a three-star prospect prior to enrolling at UCLA.
LiAngelo and UCLA teammates Cody Riley and Jordan Hill were involved in a shoplifting incident in China in November resulting in their respective indefinite suspicions.
There have been no reports of Riley or Hill considering leaving UCLA.