LaVar Ball: UCLA-bound sons LiAngelo, LaMelo will be one-and-done
Dad says his two younger sons will team with Lonzo to win titles with the Lakers
LiAngelo and LaMelo, members of UCLA's recruiting classes of 2017 and '19, are halfway toward fulfilling Ball's prediction. LiAngelo signed with the Bruins and will be on the hardwood next season. LaMelo is a top prospect with potential talent to be one-and-done like Lonzo.
Lonzo led the country in assists in his lone season and proved to be one of the most electric players in the country. But their father says no matter the on-court performance in Westwood for LaMelo or LiAngelo, one year of college is all they'll be taking.
"All my boys are gonna be one-and-done. Gelo [LiAngelo] is going [to] be one-and-done whether he's good or bad," LaVar told ESPN. "I'm going to put him in the draft, hope they don't take him. Bring him into the Lakers as a free agent, let him wind up with his brother and watch how good they play together."
LaMelo Ball, whose name you might recall after he had 92 points in a high school game last season, is already a five-star prospect and has grown into a 6-foot-3 frame over the past year. But LiAngelo, the lesser-heralded prospect, projects as little more than a rotation college player at this stage -- although he could develop into a professional prospect down the line.
Lonzo, a projected top-three pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, sounds confident that his brother will put it together quickly at UCLA.
"Knowing my brother, I think he'll be ready. Look at his body; he's already [got an] NBA-ready body. I know he can shoot. I know he has the skills. I'm confident."
The goal for LaVar,, is to get all three on the Lakers to form a superteam like they did in high school.
"We get three of the Ball boys on the Lakers together, and we gonna go championship, championship, championship, championship, championship," LaVar said. "You think I'm playing? You saw what they did in high school."
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