BREAKING: LaVar Ball pulls 5-star prospect LaMelo Ball from Chino Hills High School

LaVar Ball is in the news once again. The father of Lakers point guard and former UCLA All-American Lonzo Ball has decided that his youngest son, LaMelo Ball, will not attend Chino Hills High School for his junior or senior season.

LaMelo Ball, a 6-foot-3 guard, is a 5-star recruit that is currently ranked No. 17 in the nation for the 2019 recruiting class. The youngest ball has committed to the UCLA Bruins, where his other brother LiAngelo Ball is currently playing as an incoming freshman.

Instead of LaMelo Ball attending his final two years of high school, LaVar will home school LaMelo and will personally train him.

“I’m going to make him the best basketball player ever,” LaVar said, per Eric Sondheimer of the Los Angeles Times.

Chino Hills High School has a new head coach in Dennis Lattmore. According to Sondheimer, LaVar had already been having concerns about the new coach. LaVar believes that this move will be good for the incoming junior.

“It’s good for Melo,” LaVar said. “Less distractions. He just needs to focus.”

LaMelo Ball still plans on signing with UCLA. However, LaMelo has his own signature shoe through the family-owned Big Baller Brand. It is unprecedented for a student-athlete to have a signature shoe and retain college eligibility. The NCAA has not commented on this issue, yet.

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