LaMelo Ball is a basketball player from the USA, who, at 15 years of age, scored an average of 26.7 points per game in the 2016-17 season. He plays as a Point Guard. In February 2017, he scored 92 points in a single game for his school Chino Hills, in a match against Los Osos. This was the second-best record performance of all time by any player in the history of the California High School Basketball Championship. Due to this, he garnered huge media attention in the country. Another astonishing feat performed by LaMelo was when he made a half-court shot only a few seconds into a game in December of 2016. It attracted extensive media coverage from channels like Sports Illustrated, ESPN, 247 Sports, CBS Sports, and many others. He has been compared with star NBA shooter Stephen Curry for his repeated long three-pointer attempts.
Early Life and Career
LaMelo Ball was born to parents LaVar Ball and Tina Ball on 22 August 2001 at Chino Hills, California. He got his initial coaching from his father LaVar Ball when he was four years old. He has two older brothers, Lonzo and LiAngelo with whom he trained. LaMelo played for several amateur clubs in his early days at the request of his father, as well as for his family’s own Big Ballers AAU. He studied at Chino Hills High School, California, and started playing basketball in full swing under Coach Steve Baik. LaMelo often played against guys that were much elder to him, yet he proved his determination by scoring considerably on numerous occasions. He was selected for the school team and on the 16th of June 2015, played against John Muir High School. He impressed his mentors and the cheering crowd by scoring 27 points in his debut. In his next match, scheduled on 27 June, LaMelo scored a steady 20 points against Centennial High School. That same year in November, he scored another 20 points against San Bernardino High School.
His talent soon started drawing the attention of universities that wanted to hire him in the future. UCLA sought and finalized a verbal commitment from LaMelo Ball to play for them in the future. LaMelo led his team by scoring 26 points to clinch victory over Sierra Canyon School. After winning the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Open Division championship in March of 2016, that same month, the Chino Hills team went on to become the No.1 ranked team in the US and ultimately qualified for the state championship.In the final of the 2016 CIF State Boys Basketball Championship against De La Salle High School, LaMelo scored 14 points to steer his team to victory in a 70-50 finish.LaMelo was pronounced Freshman of the Year by MaxPreps.com and found his place in the MaxPreps Boys’ Basketball Freshman All-American First Team.
By the latter half of 2016, LaMelo maintained an average of 30 points per game.On February 2017, LaMelo scored 92 points to propel his team to another overwhelming victory over Los Osos High School.
LaMelo is currently playing for the team Charlotte Hornets of the NBA. He was selected during the 2020 NBA draft.
LaMelo Ball Stats
LaMelo Ball Age (in 2022): 20 years.
LaMelo Ball Height (as reported): 6.7 ft
LaMelo Ball Weight (as reported): 82 kg
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Occupation: Professional Basketball Player
Marital Status: Engaged
Current Partner: Ana Montana
Net worth: 20 million USD
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Personal Life and Lifestyle
LaMelo Ball’s family owns a sports apparel brand called Big Baller Brand. LaMelo is extremely popular on social media, having more than a million followers on Twitter and 8.9 million followers on Instagram. It was rumored that LaMelo was dating both Ana Montana and porn star Teanna Trump at the same time, but looks like he has already made his choice. Currently, La Melo is in a relationship with Ana Montana, who is a model by profession. She too is very popular on social media having more than 2.6 million followers on Instagram. Now and then the couple keeps sharing beautiful pictures of each other on Instagram. The two of them also share a house that is estimated to be worth be10.1 million USD. LaMelo has an extensive car collection, the newest among them is the Lamborghini Urus.
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