Ball, the youngest brother of Lakers level guard Lonzo Ball, introduced this week he was returning to a highschool in Ohio after taking part in abroad in Lithuania and within the JBA. Ball stated Friday he’s nonetheless hoping to hitch a high collegiate program when he finishes highschool.
The guard stated he’d be serious about taking part in at Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky and Michigan State, amongst others, in accordance with Kentucky station WKYC. He stated he needs to spend only one 12 months in school earlier than heading to the NBA.
Ball’s father, LaVar, instructed WKYC his youngest son wasn’t paid whereas he was abroad and believes he’s nonetheless eligible to play in school. Ball was a five-star prospect and was dedicated to UCLA earlier than he left Southern California highschool Chino Hills final 12 months.
Jermaine Jackson, who might be Ball’s coach on the SPIRE Institute simply exterior of Cleveland, stated he has excessive hopes for his new guard. Jackson performed within the NBA for 5 completely different groups from 1999-06.
“We bought the man who could make the blind see and the crippled stroll in LaMelo Ball,” Jackson stated. “Like Magic Johnson stated within the 80s, don’t look down at your popcorn since you would possibly miss one thing. It’s showtime, child.”