LaVar Ball to Put LiAngelo in NBA Draft

Hope Soto
March 28, 2018

The 19-year-old middle son of LaVar Ball is declaring for the 2018 NBA Draft, as first reported by Yahoo!

LiAngelo Ball hopes to be the kind of player that can prove himself to be a useful National Basketball Association player in this year's draft process, officially declaring for the draft on Tuesday morning, as his agent Harrison Gaines told Yahoo's Shams Charania. When selected by the Lakers, people saw him as the future face of the team, with CEO Magic Johnson, who formerly played for the Lakers saying, "I expect the franchise to retire a #Ball jersey in the future" referring to how he expects Lonzo to be a superstar.

Ball, 19, signed a contract to play for professional Lithuanian team, Vytautas Prienu, in December after leaving UCLA following the shoplifting scandal in China involving Ball and two other Bruins players. has him going unpicked this June and LiAngelo is not among the 150 players ranked in ESPN's NBA Draft coverage.

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Holiday was one of the Pac-12's best players this season, posting 20.3 points per game, 3.7 rebounds per game and 5.8 assists per game.

Shortly after, of course, LaVar Ball had LiAngelo, along with the youngest Ball boy, LaMelo, turn pro and join a team in Lithuania. While his oldest son Lonzo is on the Lakers, his other kids are still not in the National Basketball Association and can be drafted when eligible by any team if they do even get drafted.

The three UCLA freshmen were held for several days at the team hotel before being released back to the United States. He is averaging a league-leading 15.7 points, in nine first-division games, while also grabbing 2.9 rebounds and shooting 45 percent from 3-point range.

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