LiAngelo Ball Declares for 2018 NBA Draft

LiAngelo Ball with Chino Hills High in 2017
LiAngelo Ball with Chino Hills High in 2017. Photo by Louis Lopez/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Are we going to see two Ball brothers in the NBA next season? While it might be a long shot, LiAngelo Ball is certainly hoping for it since he declared for 2018 NBA draft. The brother of Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball formally submitted early-entry paperwork to enter the draft according to his agent Harrison Gaines. It is expected that LiAngelo will work out for several NBA teams and will participate in the NBA combine.

Currently, there is a great deal of skepticism about LiAngelo’s NBA future. Most of the analysts predict that neither team will want to waste their pick on the 19-year-old, part because his father LaVar and part because he isn’t athletic enough to play at the highest level. The teams could give him consideration due to his ability to his size, strength, and ability to shoot 3-pointers.

LiAngelo Ball started the basketball season as the member of UCLA Bruins, before dropping out of college after a shoplifting scandal in December. He then turned pro alongside his brother LaMelo, signing a one year deal with Lithuanian team Vytautas Prienu. So far LiAngelo played in nine games in Lithuanian first-division, averaging 15.7 points and 2.9 rebounds while shooting 45 percent from 3-point range.

Previously LiAngelo played for Chino Hills High alongside his brothers and once had a 72-point performance.

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