LaMelo Ball to skip last two years of high school basketball

LaMelo Ball to skip last two years of high school basketball

LaMelo Ball to skip last two years of high school basketball

The decision to pull LaMelo out of high school was one that seemingly revolved around basketball and molding him into a stud college player and future NBA prospect.

LaMelo is already committed to the UCLA Bruins for the class of 2019, following in the footsteps of his brother LiAngelo, who is now a freshman, and his oldest brother Lonzo who was taken #2 overall by the Los Angeles Lakers after one season at UCLA.

LaVar has grabbed attention over the past year with exaggerated claims and headline-grabbing antics.

LaMelo said Monday was his last day at Chino Hills, but is excited about this change in his scholastic life, "because I can spend all my time now and dedication into it instead of going to school and doing book work", LaMelo Ball told ESPN.

Will he then get housed when he plays real games?

"It's a new coach and I don't like him one bit", LaVar said of Latimore.


"Now Mr. Ball has chose to take his kid out of Chino Hills", Joseph said.

Joseph said that several months ago, Ball approached Latimore, a first-year coach and the third coach in three years at Chino Hills.

LaMelo will continue to play for LaVar's AAU team, the Big Ballers, while finishing home school before heading off to UCLA. After his second preseason game, Lonzo's continuous development was overwhelming but Luke Walton, the Lakers' coach, still wants him to show more aggressiveness and selfishness.

"I'm not going to put my son through all that". His plans to go to UCLA still stand, but if LaMelo doesn't prosper on the National Basketball Association level, this move could come back to haunt him. I am really disappointed it couldn't have worked out better for LaMelo and all the players.

The next time people will be able to see LaMelo play is in 2018 for Big Ballers, an independent team which mostly plays in the USA spring and summer.

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