Even by his own standards of outlandish acts, LaVar Ball -- the father of Lakers rookie Lonzo and UCLA pledge LaMelo -- has one-upped himself. According to the Los Angeles Times, Ball is pulling his youngest son, LaMelo, out of high school in Chino Hills, California, to home-school and train him before he ventures off to college.
The decision to pull LaMelo out of high school was one that seemingly revolved around basketball and molding him into a stud college player and future NBA prospect.
"I'm going to make him the best basketball player ever," LaVar told the Times.
LaMelo, a UCLA pledge who turned 16 in August, is a five-star prospect ranked as the No. 17 player in the Class of 2019 according to 247Sports. Listed as a point guard, Melo has made the viral rounds on social media multiple times over the past year, most recently for dropping his own signature sneaker a week after his 16th birthday.
"It's good for Melo," LaVar told the Times of his decision to pull him out of school. "Less distractions. He just needs to focus."
Lonzo, who starred at UCLA and was taken with the No. 2 overall pick in this year's NBA draft by the Lakers, seemingly tuned out the distractions just fine at Chino Hills. But fortunately for LaMelo, he won't have to worry about getting his brand new Lamborghini dinged in the parking lot now that he doesn't have to drive to school.