LaVar Ball: Sons LiAngelo, LaMelo Have Signed with Agent


LaMelo, who is one of the top high-school recruits in the nation, will no longer be eligible to play in the NCAA after signing with an agent.

Among the overseas professional clubs that a representative for the Ball family approached about signing 19-year-old LiAngelo and his 16-year-old brother LaMelo is Lietkabelis of the Lithuanian Basketball League, general manager Mantas Ignatavičius confirmed Tuesday to Yahoo Sports. According to ESPN, the plan is now for both to play on the same team overseas.

"I don't care about the money", LaVar Ball told ESPN on Thursday.

ESPN reports that multiple teams in Europe and Asia have expressed interest in bringing the younger Ball brothers aboard. "I'm letting Harrison handle all that, but I know there are a few teams interested".

By utilizing representation, LiAngelo and LaMelo have forfeited their chances to ever play college basketball.

LiAngelo Ball was yanked out of UCLA on Monday because his dad was upset over the disciplinary actions taken by the school after LiAngelo and two other teammates were arrested for shoplifting in China in October.

It's unclear where the pair will end up, but it will be interesting to see what level of basketball they end up playing at.

Neither LiAngelo nor LaMelo are projected to be as good as Lonzo, who was selected in the first round of the NBA Draft by the Lakers after a standout freshman season at UCLA. According to Goodman, LaVar Ball was frustrated that the school had not yet determined the length of his son's suspension.

"There will be three people with them all the time", Ball said.