LaMelo & LiAngelo Ball Are Close To Signing Deal In Lithuania

Taylor Byrd
December 12, 2017

They reportedly signed with sports agent Harrison Gaines, who represents their older brother, Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard Lonzo Ball.

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball are in serious discussions to sign professional basketball contracts with Lithuanian club Prienu Vytautas, sources told ESPN.

The team started the season losing eight of its first 12 games in the Lithuanian League, but were 4-1 in the Baltic League.

It will be interesting to see how the two brothers adapt to the different style of play in Lithuania and perform in the Baltic league.

According to Wojnarowski and Givony, the Ball brothers aren't expected to receive much playing time in the LKL for BC Prienai.

After the stunning news that LaVar Ball had pulled LiAngelo Ball out of UCLA, it's been widely reported he'd be looking to have both LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball playing overseas. LiAngelo was set to be a freshman at UCLA this season, but a shoplifting arrest while the team was in China before their season debut resulted in an indefinite suspension.

After signing with an agent, both players were no longer eligible to play at the collegiate level, but will now meet the one-year out of high school requirement to declare for the National Basketball Association draft. Even so, his shot selection is questionable and he has struggled to impact winning.

Vytautas has sparingly signed American players in the past decade, the only one being former Vanderbilt guard Brad Tinsley. Tickets cost around 5 euro. "The priority is for the boys to play on the same team". LaMelo is a career 30 percent 3-point shooter, according to Krossover data (42 games and 605 attempts).

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