LiAngelo Ball Signs an NBA G League Contract

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

LiAngelo Ball still hasn’t given up on his goal to play in the NBA one day. Ball, who is the brother of the Chicago Bulls’ Lonzo Ball and the Charlotte Hornets’ LaMelo Ball, is reportedly signing an NBA G League contract and will be part of the league’s draft on October 23rd.

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Ball could be an intriguing prospect for the Greensboro Swarm. The team is affiliated with the Hornets, with whom the 22-year-old played during the Summer League.

Ball had a good outing during the Summer League, reportedly impressing Charlotte’s coaching staff. He averaged 10.5 points a game and was 41.7 percent from the three-point arc. But despite this, the Hornets opted against signing him to a deal.

LiAngelo Ball started his professional career with Prienai of the Lithuanian Basketball League, signing with the team after leaving UCLA. Ball spent four months playing for Prienai, averaging 12.6 points and 2.7 rebounds per contest, before entering the 2018 NBA Draft.

Ball went undrafted and has since made several attempts to make an NBA roster. This included a stint with the Oklahoma City Thunder’s G League affiliate OKC Blue and spending training camp with the Detroit Pistons. However, he still hasn’t received an NBA contract offer.