Big Baller Brand patriarch LaVar Ball has made a stunning decision regarding his youngest son, LaMelo Ball.
On Monday night, it was reported by Eric Sondheimer of the Los Angeles Times that LaVar was set to pull LaMelo out of high school in favor of home-schooling and to personally train him for the NBA.
LaMelo Ball is a 16-year-old junior who starred at Chino Hill High School — where he once dropped 92 points in a single game — and is one of the top-rated point guards in his recruiting class.
“I’m going to make him the best basketball player ever,” LaVar said.
The move delivers a crushing blow to the Chino Hills team, but LaVar is only focused on his son’s future.
LaVar also noted LaMelo still plans on signing with UCLA, following in the footsteps of his brothers Lonzo, who was selected No. 2 overall in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers, and LiAngelo, who will suit up for the Bruins as a freshman this year.
It will be interesting to see how this decision ultimately impacts LaMelo’s recruiting prospects, but if the move works out and the youngest Ball doesn’t miss a beat on the court, LaVar could come away looking like a genius.
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