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.
Stunning news: LaVar Ball said he is pulling junior LaMelo from Chino Hills and will home-school him the next two years and train him.
— eric sondheimer (@latsondheimer) October 2, 2017
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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