LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball Sign on with D1 Lithuanian Team
Amidst all the controversy, brothers LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball have signed contracts to play professional basketball in Lithuania.
The former Chino Hills High School star and UCLA swingman will join division one Prienu Vytautas on one-year contracts. According to NBA insider Shams Charania of The Vertical, the two brothers will report to their team in January.
LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball are Officially Professional Basketball Players. Both Ball Brothers have signed to play for Club "Prienai" in Lithuania. It's not about the money for the Ball Brothers. They have a passion to play Basketball and to experience playing as pros was the Goal. They have accomplished this mission and are excited to be playing on the same team to top it off. The Big Baller way! #BBB #Familyfirst #builtforthis
According to LaVar Ball, his two boys have signed on with agents and have effectively ended their NCAA college basketball careers. The 19-year old LiAngelo will be preparing for the 2018 NBA Draft, while the younger, 16 year old LaMelo will be focusing on getting stronger as scouts continue to feel that he will be the best of the three Ball brothers.
“Our goal is to get both of these boys, have all three of them on the Lakers,” LaVar recently told Bleacher Report’s Adam Zagoria. “And sometimes it’s different roads to get to there. But we’re going to get there. We’re just on a different road right now.”
The ball continues to be in LaVar’s court.