"The priority is for the boys to play on the same team".
LiAngelo Ball is not considered a National Basketball Association prospect and LaMelo just turned 16, and was pulled out of his high school earlier this year when LaVar Ball had disagreements with the coach. However, the elder Ball told ESPN that won't be the case.
While his oldest son struggles with his shot as a Los Angeles Lakers rookie, LaVar Ball is struggling just to find a team to take his other two sons LiAngelo and LaMelo.
The idea of signing both the less-heralded LiAngelo and LaMelo could intrigue a team either in Europe or China, given that LaMelo is only high school age and is the 17th-ranked prospect in the U.S.in the 2019 Rivals 150.
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'I don't know the deals and who is offering what, ' Ball said. "I'm not going to say I know for a fact he couldn't defend at that level, but he has never had to do it before and his overall athletic profile doesn't bode well in the future".
LiAngelo Ball is not considered an National Basketball Association prospect, but LaMelo Ball might be, depending on his development. His father LaVar confirmed that LaMelo will indeed not play college basketball. LaVar said his primary goal for his two sons is for them to go somewhere together where they can play and get back onto the court. He also suggested that UCLA shared some of the responsibility for the shoplifting incident, considering they let the players have some free time while in China. I have been at UCLA but I didn't go through what he is going through.
Ball made a decision to pull LiAngelo out of UCLA earlier in the week, noting that the 19-year-old's suspension stemming from his shoplifting incident in China has dragged out too long.