LaVar Ball is already starting to hype up another one of his sons that will be going through the UCLA basketball program. This time, the praise is for three-star guard LiAngelo Ball.
UCLA is losing plenty of talent on the court, so Papa Ball believes LiAngelo will be able to come in and dominate from the start.
Not only did he predict his son would come in and lead the Bruins in scoring, he predicted that the 6-foot-6 shooter has the ability to average up to 30 points per game in his freshman year.
Pump the brakes, dad.
“He’s 6-foot-6, 240 pounds, and is a scorer,” LaVar said, via ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. “He might average 20 next year, maybe even close to 30 a game. He’s been a scorer all his life. He’s led Chino Hills in scoring all four years. UCLA is losing all their scorers – Lonzo, TJ (Leaf), and (Isaac) Hamilton. Nobody who’s coming in is a better scorer than Gelo.”
That’s some ridiculously high praise for the player who is the lowest rated recruit in the Bruins’ 2017 class.
This is the same guy who said Lonzo would be better than Stephen Curry and that he could beat Michael Jordan one-on-one, so yeah, take everything this guy says with a grain of salt. Or ignore him. That could be a smart decision, too.