LaVar Ball said his son, LiAngelo, would be one-and-done—and he meant that. According to Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania per the agent for the middle ball son, LiAngelo will enter the 2018 NBA Draft after a whirlwind year.
Ball, 19, has formally submitted early-entry paperwork to enter the June draft. Ball has played professionally with Lithuanian team Vytautas Prienu since parting with UCLA in December after a shoplifting scandal in China. LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball — the younger brothers of Los Angeles Lakers starting point guard Lonzo Ball — joined Vytautas in January on one-year contracts.

LiAngelo Ball is expected to work out for several NBA teams when he returns from playing for Vytautas and will participate in the Pro Basketball Combine at IMG Academy (Florida) in May in front of team executives. As NBA teams increasingly value 3-point shooting and defending wings, Ball will have an opportunity to prove to teams that he is a potential draft pick.

Ball starred at Chino Hills High in California alongside LaMelo and Lonzo. In December 2016, LiAngelo had a 72-point performance for Chino Hills, and in February LaMelo had a 92-point game. Lonzo, LiAngelo, and LaMelo led Chino Hills to a state championship in 2016.
Ball, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard/forward, is averaging a league-leading 15.7 points and 2.9 rebounds per game. He's also shooting 45 percent from 3-point range in nine first-division Lithuanian league games.

If the middle Ball son can show a team that he can be a three-and-D performer, he could find himself a niche in the NBA or top leagues abroad.


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