What a Dad.
The last remaining relevant Ball, LaMelo, has an unknown future.
Now his next year looks a little more clear.
LaMelo is seen as a five-star recruit but after his father LaVar had him play out in Lithuania rather than High School, it seems very unlikely that LaVar will have his son play in the NCAA before declaring for the NBA Draft in 2020.
LaVar has made it clear that LaMelo will be going pro next season in an effort to get him in physical shape for the NBA. IN the meantime, overseas for LaMelo.
Via USA Today:
“I’m going to let you know the plan now, so everyone can just stop. In college, I already knew what they were about to do. ‘We’re going to investigate, we’re not going to let him play until we let him play, LaVar. We’re not going to let you do all that big-mouth talking and then we’re going to hold him back and a whole year go by.’ The G League: I’m not going to let no 28, 29-year-old dudes tee off on him. And try to make a name for himself, so he’s definitely going overseas … Either Australia or China. One of the two.”
LaVar Ball on where LaMelo Ball will play, next season: “He’s definitely going overseas… either Australia or China.” pic.twitter.com/5DZeRjpCe8
— Olgun Uluc (@OlgunUluc) April 1, 2019
LaVar is definitely mismanaging his son’s future.
A year in the NCAA is exactly what this kid needs.
Unfortunately his Pops thinks he knows best.
Just imagine if Lonzo Ball never attended UCLA.
I’m not sure we’d even know who he is at this point.
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