LiAngelo Ball declares for 2018 draft

LiAngelo is a long shot to be drafted in June, which his father, LaVar Ball, previously admitted in an interview with "GQ" in June.

The younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball has declared for the 2018 NBA Draft, his agent, Harrison Gaines, told Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania.

He now plays for Lithuanian first-division club BC Priena but he's expected to return stateside in May in order to work out for NBA teams and participate in the Pro Basketball Combine at IMG Academy. The 19-year-old Ball brother started this season at UCLA, but ended up in an global incident after shoplifting from some stores in China while there with the Bruins.

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Lonzo Ball's loud mouth father, LaVar, has stated multiple times that all of his three kids are going to be on the Lakers. 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. Upon his return to the United States, he was suspended indefinitely by UCLA and left the program without having played a game. Ball, 19, has submitted the required paperwork to enter the draft as a so-called "early-entry" player. For anyone to think that LiAngelo Ball, whose only independent choice to this point in his life has been to steal a pair of Louis Vuitton sunglasses, is beyond ludicrous. Gelo will also work out privately with multiple National Basketball Association teams. He is averaging a league-leading 15.7 points, in nine first-division games, while also grabbing 2.9 rebounds and shooting 45 percent from 3-point range.

LiAngelo was a three-star recruit coming out of high school.

  • Lawrence Cooper