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LiAngelo Ball Scores Private Workout With Three NBA Teams

Another Ball in the NBA? Maybe.

This week, LiAngelo Ball, brother of Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball showed off his skills to about two dozen NBA scouts at the 2018 Professional Basketball Combine. The Professional Basketball Combine provides players who did not participate in the NBA Combine to get looked at by professional scouts.

LiAngelo or “Gelo” most recently played professionally for Lithuania’s Vytautas Prienu alongside younger brother LaMelo Ball where he averaged 12.6 points and 2.8 rebounds per game while shooting 42.5% from the field in 14 games.

As Alex Kennedy reports, not only did LiAngelo Ball have a strong showing at the Professional Basketball Combine, but he did well enough to land private workouts with three teams including his brother’s team the Los Angeles Lakers.

Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors.

A Ball connection on the Lakers? The Ball’s as cross-town rivals? LiAngelo winning a championship alongside Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, and co.? All of the hype creates these narratives that most likely won’t come true (at least anytime soon).

All eyes, including his father’s on the sideline, were on LiAngelo Ball and he knew it. At one point in his workout, the 6-foot-5 guard strung together seven straight three-pointers in a long-range shooting drill. Ball also was the main scoring option on his team during a scrimmage and used some nifty moves to get the ball in the bucket.

Ball’s Professional Basketball Combine measurements include standing 6’5.25” and having a wingspan of 6’9”. He had a max vertical of 36.5 inches, a standing vertical of 29.5 inches and a ¾ court sprint of 3.36 seconds.

NBADraft.net’s Aran Smith didn’t have Ball on his 2018 big board (updated April 9) of potential prospects. But, knowing his name, ability to draw headlines, and the private workout invite list, it’s fair to say LiAngelo Ball has a chance at playing in the NBA Summer League, the NBA G-League, or even on the big stage down the line.

 

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