UCLA accepts verbal commitment from 13-year-old star LaMelo Ball
LaMelo Ball becomes the third Ball brother to commit to UCLA. His older brothers, Lonzo and LiAngelo, have already pledged to play for the Bruins.
LaMelo Ball -- a 13-year-old basketball player from California -- has, like his two older brothers, verbally committed to UCLA, the family told CBSSports.com.
The commitment came one day after the Ball family was featured at CBSSports.com.
LaMelo Ball is the younger brother of Class of 2016 star Lonzo Ball and Class of 2017 standout LiAngelo Ball, both of whom committed to UCLA months ago. The brothers play together for a summer team called Big Ballers VXT that's coached by their parents, LaVar and Tina Ball. They're all expected to start for Chino Hills High this season.
LaMelo Ball averaged 19.8 points in a 17-and-under event last week in Las Vegas.
He's been playing 17-and-under since he was 11 years old.
"People say Melo is going to be the best out of all of us," said Lonzo Ball, a five-star recruit who is already considered a legitimate pro prospect. "We'll see."
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