Lonzo Ball's Brothers Are Going Pro, Too ... In Lithuania

Lonzo Ball's Brothers Are Going Pro, Too ... In Lithuania

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have reportedly signed professional contracts with a European team, just like LaVar Ball promised, and their destination is.

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball, the eldest of LaVar Ball's three sons, took the traditional route to the National Basketball Association in 2016-17.

According to the report, LiAngelo Ball, 19, and LaMelo Ball, 16, were discussing contracts with team Prienu Vytautas in the Lithuanian league. Vytautas also plays in the lesser competitive Baltic League, where the teenagers could see more playing time. "The priority is for the boys to play on the same team". He went on to say that the language barrier would be "no problem at all" for the Ball brothers because everyone in Lithuania speaks English, particularly the younger generation.

LaVar Ball pulled LiAngelo from UCLA earlier this month, telling ESPN that he was frustrated that the school hadn't made a determination on the length of his son's suspension following an arrest for shoplifting while in China last month.

The team is 4-1 in the Baltic League after its lone loss came on a forfeiture.




Vytautas has sparingly signed American players in the past decade, the only one being former Vanderbilt guard Brad Tinsley.

LaMelo, at 6-foot-3, has the shot making the ability to along with his creative ball handling abilities and a good distributor of the ball. Even so, his shot selection is questionable and he has struggled to impact winning.

Lithuania is one of the world's biggest basketball hotbeds per capita, and a great deal of curiosity and excitement flowed through the basketball community.

LaMelo Ball initially was targeted to play at UCLA in two years by his father, but that plan changed.

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