“Im Gonna Be The #1 Pick” LaMelo Ball SIGNS To Australian LEAGUE!!! SKIPS COLLEGE For NBL!

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  • Published on:  Monday, June 17, 2019
  • LaMelo Ball will never make it to a college campus after all.

    Lonzo’s youngest brother and the baby of the Ball family announced on Monday afternoon that he will be continuing his professional career playing for the Illawarra Hawks of the Australian National Basketball League. He previously suited up for a professional team in Lithuania. There had been some speculation that he would try to get himself cleared to play collegiately, but few believed there was any real possibility of getting cleared by the NCAA.

    Which means that LaMelo will be heading down under before entering the 2020 NBA Draft.

    And I am sure that the family name and memories that we all have of a 6-foot-nothing LaMelo Ball cherry-picking to try and score 100 points while shooting ridiculous, off-balance, step-back threes every possession will make the majority of people reading this scoff at the idea of LaMelo getting drafted, but the truth of the matter is that he is a very real NBA prospect.

    He’s 6-foot-7 now. He has the passing, the deep shooting range and the ball-handling to be projectable as a wing player in the NBA. He’s still just 17 years old, believe it or not, and there is still room for him to grow into his still-developing frame. The big concern with him is two-fold — toughness and defense — and those questions are going to get answered playing in the NBL, a league that is much more physical than its Aussie reputation would lead you to believe.
    READ MORE: https://collegebasketball.nbcsports.com/2019/06/17/lamelo-ball-to-continue-professional-career-in-australia/

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  • Richard Hill

    Richard Hill

     4 months ago +1

    If he doesn't play defense on a constant basis, he will never be the number 1 pick because it will be given to someone who does.

  • JuiceDigga


     4 months ago

    where gelo going?

  • Jchip23 Oooo

    Jchip23 Oooo

     4 months ago

    Is it skip when you weren’t gonna be eligible to play in the ncaa ?

  • Mr. America

    Mr. America

     4 months ago +1

    Lamelo Ball won’t even get drafted. Delusional.

  • MsXperienced


     4 months ago

    Free agency season is Ball Family Season!



     4 months ago

    He's going to play for Melbourne or the nz breakers

  • H.B. Ismail

    H.B. Ismail

     4 months ago


  • Pradigy Musicman

    Pradigy Musicman

     4 months ago

    Lamelo going to a bad team meand more NBL playing time

  • Green TOBIy

    Green TOBIy

     4 months ago +2

    Lamelo Chose The Worst NBL Team To Play For



     4 months ago

    Bruh bronny is more athletic and better than melo and hes 14

  • Yxng Yeye

    Yxng Yeye

     4 months ago

    He can’t even ball at college tho bruh

  • ferny forbes

    ferny forbes

     4 months ago

    What happen to gelo

  • i Versacington

    i Versacington

     4 months ago

    Couldn’t even average 10 points and shot below 30% in Lithuania.

  • Francisco Guzman

    Francisco Guzman

     4 months ago

    Don’t get the hype on this kid. He was exposed in lithuania. He won’t be the first pick in the 2020 nba draft.

  • Marc Mazza

    Marc Mazza

     4 months ago

    This is gonna be interesting in the fall!

  • Aamra Kamran

    Aamra Kamran

     4 months ago +1

    Lonzo is a great talent.

  • Matthew Dearnley

    Matthew Dearnley

     4 months ago +5

    Aaron Brooks, Lamelo Ball, Todd Blanchfield, AJ Ogilvy and Josh Boone will be a nasty lineup

  • Richard Hill

    Richard Hill

     4 months ago

    It's nice to see such a lofty aspiration and one should always remember:
    It's better to aim for the MOON and strike a STAR
    Than aim for a TREE and strike a ROCK.

    If Melo applies himself ,he should definitely get drafted in 2020 which will be the same thing as hitting a STAR, since he will be in the NBA!

  • Clive Palmers my dad

    Clive Palmers my dad

     4 months ago +1

    Its good to see our league getting the attention it deserves

  • Rob


     4 months ago +2

    For those who don’t know NBL - the league is mainly really solid strong guys who are not as athletic but play solid team basketball. Melo will have trouble fitting in with a team if he continues to play iso ball and will most likely have beef with all his teammates if he comes in with any feeling of entitlement or overconfidence. This is a really good move for him he’ll long a lot