LaMelo Ball is only in high school, but the standout basketball prospect is reportedly carrying a hefty price. According to Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog.com, Big Baller Brand is charging a whopping $3,500 just to film LaMelo’s high school games.
“All games are free to film except for the Spire Institute games,” the tournament’s media guide said, according to multiple reports. “To film either of the 2 Spire Institute games, you will have to present $3,500 at the gate as per rules of the Big Baller Brand media credential.”
A photo of the alleged media guide was also unveiled online.
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) January 17, 2019
LaMelo’s high school, Spire Institute, is currently playing in the “Big Baller Beatdown” at Marshall County high school in Benton, Kentucky.
This charge comes on top of the reported $5,000 a game that Big Baller Brand is receiving from FloSports for each game during the season, Forbes reports. LaMelo is also rumored to be receiving money for appearance feeds.
It will be interesting to see what, if any, impact the latest revelations have on LaMelo’s eligibility.
So far, LaMelo has been balling out in his return to high school.