September 26, 2021
LaMelo Ball Player Profile
NBA Draft: 2020 (Round: 1 / Pick: 3)
Team: Charlotte Hornets (as of March 2022)
Position: Point Guard
Height: 6′ 7″
Weight: 180 lbs
Date of Birth: August 22, 2001
All-Star Appearances: 1x
Career Statistics: View Here
LaMelo Ball Bio
LaMelo Ball is a professional basketball player who was born on August 22, 2001, in Chino Hills, California. He is the middle child of LaVar and Tina Ball. He has two older brothers are Lonzo and LiAngelo.
LaMelo started his basketball career at the age of four when he would play against his brothers in the driveway. He attended Chino Hills High School where he was a star player on the varsity basketball team. In his junior year, LaMelo averaged 22 points, 11 assists, and 8 rebounds per game.
LaMelo then opted to play professionally in Lithuania with BC Vytautas Prienu. In December 2017, LaVar pulled him out of BC Vytautas Prienu and had him return home to California. LaVar then announced that LaMelo would join his brothers Lonzo and LiAngelo on the family's new Junior Basketball Association (JBA) team, the Los Angeles Ballers. After one season with the JBA, He signed with Illawarra Hawks of the NBL. He made his debut for the Hawks on November 5, 2019.
LaMelo declared for the 2020 NBA draft and was selected with the third overall pick by the Charlotte Hornets. LaMelo is currently playing for the Hornets and is averaging 15 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds per game. LaMelo is considered one of the best young players in the NBA and has a bright future ahead of him.