Big Baller Brand Second Son, LiAngelo Ball Declares for NBA Draft

Posted March 28, 2018

Keep in mind the NBA Draft only consists of two rounds for a total of 60 picks.

Whether that shooting prowess translates to the National Basketball Association remains to be seen and is something scouts and team personnel will have to figure out, but Ball has shown better discrepancy in shooting since going to Lithuania as compared to his run and chuck mentality in his time at Chino Hills, and it's paid off in better efficiency.

Roach averaged 12.3 points and 3.7 rebounds this season and often guarded the opponent's best perimeter player. Today, his middle child LiAngelo, who is commonly known as "Gelo", has just submitted and filed papers in order to declare for the 2018 NBA Draft, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo sports.

But will a team select him?

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Whereas Lonzo was an elite recruit out of Southern California's Chino Hills High and LaMelo famously scored 92 points in a single high school game, LiAngelo was given just three out of five stars by 247Sports, which ranked the 6ft5 forward as the 226th-rated player in his graduating class. His tenure at UCLA didn't last long though. His father pulled him from UCLA due to his disagreement over the length of the suspension he would of have been receiving for the incident.

Ball, the 19-year-old brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, has been playing professionally in Lithuania after leaving UCLA.

LiAngelo has played well in Lithuania, averaging a league-leading 15.7 points while making an impressive 45 percent of his three-point attempts in nine first-division games.

LaVar said he didn't expect LiAngelo to make it to the National Basketball Association, but is "going to be taken care of either way", financially.