LiAngelo Ball signing G League contract, will be eligible for Oct. 23 draft, per report

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LiAngelo Ball, bro of Lonzo and LaMelo Ball, is signing a G League agreement, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. He will be qualified for the Oct. 23 G League Draft, where, according to Charania, he will be a prospect to be picked by the Greensboro Swarm, affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets. LiAngelo bet the Hornets throughout Summer League, and they utilize his more youthful bro, LaMelo, who simply won Rookie of the Year in Charlotte. 

LiAngelo is not as embellished a gamer as his 2 siblings, both of whom were top-three choices in the NBA Draft. LiAngelo went undrafted in 2018 and has actually played in Lithuania and his dad LaVar Ball’s now-defunct Junior Basketball Association. LiAngelo signed with the G League’s Oklahoma City Blue throughout the 2019-20 season, however did not play prior to the season was quickly canceled due to COVID-19. He signed a training school handle the Detroit Pistons last season, however did not make the lineup.

Ball balanced 9.6 points per video game for the Hornets in Summer League, however has actually still been not able to make an NBA agreement. The G League represents his finest opportunity yet at making it there. It will be his finest chance yet to show himself as a gamer beyond the shadow of his more well-known siblings to NBA skill critics. 

At 6-5, Ball is a larger guard like his siblings. He’s a strong shooter who does not rather have his siblings’ amazing passing impulses. He’s not an exceptional professional athlete or protector, and he’ll need to enhance on both fronts if he’s going to make it to the NBA, however the G League exists to assist sand the sharper edges off young gamers’ video games. He is getting in a developmental facilities, and if he enhances within it, he’ll get another opportunity to show he belongs in the NBA. 

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