LaVar Ball says he'll pull LaMelo from school, cites coach, administrators

Glen Mclaughlin
October 4, 2017

Ball announced this week he was pulling his son, LaMelo, out of Chino Hills will home-school him for two years before heading to UCLA for college. As if that bombshell wasn't enough, LaVar then spoke to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN concerning the reasoning behind the move and, well, he didn't pull punches. Ok, y'all got all that going on, let's see how you do without my tutelage. Chino Hills won't be as competitive or as relevant without the Ball brothers or the other talented players they've attracted. Without me training those players at my house.

That's all the green light LaVar needs after already butting heads with the coaches at Chino Hills in the past. "It seems like anyone who's training over there that coach don't want him in the team".

LaMelo is the youngest son of the Ball trio, a basketball family that has captivated and/or alienated the hoops world over the past year, depending on whom you ask. That suggests there could be another announcement coming, perhaps involving a new high-school team for the junior to play on before AAU season.

Ball said that he still plans to have LaMelo play for UCLA, like his older brothers, in 2019-20.

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"I'm going to make him the best basketball player ever", LaVar said Monday.

Could this be a good idea?

LaMelo Ball is now committed to the 2019 UCLA recruiting class and according to LaVar Ball, he is "on track for UCLA". Does he teach him himself or hire an at-home teacher? He played briefly in Europe before beginning a career of mentoring and coaching youth. How will the National Basketball Association view a prospect who never completed high school but isn't an global player?

At issue is Latimore's insistence in running a more traditional system than the one LaVar favors. " This is an insane antic, but we now expect decisions like this from LaVar".

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