How LaMelo Ball went from Big Baller afterthought to No. 3 pick in the draft


The youngest of the three basketball brothers, LaMelo Ball, has come to the fore in the eyes of the ever-vigilant world of social media. You may not be a fan of his father or the Big Baller brand, but you can’t deny that LaMelo is a talented player. And now, after the election of Charlotte Hornes as the number three contender in the NBA 2020 general election, the Chino Hills resident will begin what he hopes will be a successful career in the NBA.

Simply put: La Melo allows basketball to flow through her veins. In fact, the recently released footage shows a cunning defender with a ball in his hand at the age of three. Although he didn’t shoot a tire the size of a pint. The video shows that he shoots on a ten-foot ledge.

The official rise of the ball began during his high school years. When he played with his brothers Lonzo and Angelo at Chino Hills High School in California, he won the state championship as a rookie. Meanwhile he also scored 92 points in his victory at Los Osos. La Melo, however, left Chino Hills for the beginning of the junior season because of an alleged conflict with their coach.

After that, the ball was played productively with the Lithuanian professional team Prienai. He went back to high school, but he didn’t want to play in Southern California. Instead, he went to the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio, where he scored 20 points, 13 assists and five rebounds in his debut. And although he helped his team reach the finals, his professional experience in Lithuania earned him a disqualification for the 2019 All-American McDonald’s competition.

After working for SPIRE, Ball moved to Australia where he played for the Illarawa Hawks in the National Basketball League. His father, Lavar, made headlines with his strange recordings, but his younger brother continued to concentrate on perfecting his craft.

La Melo played 12 games against Illarava. His most remarkable achievement was his overtime victory on the Cairns Taipans. With 18 points he scored 32 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds. This made him the youngest player in NBL history to record the triple game. Unfortunately, the bruise on his left leg sent him back to the United States. From there he will start preparing the NBA 2020 project.

The ball promised to play for the University of California at the age of 13. He should have followed in the footsteps of his brothers, but that idea never came true. Instead, La Melo will now dress in the NBA, but he won’t wear Big Baller shoes. The youngest of the Ball brothers decided to take a different path and signed a shoe contract with Puma in October. He was the first of the Bell family to sign a support agreement outside the BBB.

The Puma is good because it combines basketball, music and fashion so well and allows me to bring my creative vision to life, said Ball from

For many years La Melo stood in the shadow of his brothers. Especially Lonzo, who now plays for the New Orleans pelicans. But now Ball Jr. is going to prove why he deserves to be number three in the overall ranking of the NBA of 2020 projects.

Clay Thompson, Warriors.

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