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LiAngelo Ball To Enter The 2018 NBA Draft

28 March 2018

He also shined defensively, with coach Steve Alford lauding the point guard all year long for consistently matching up with the opposition's best guard.

In nine first-division Lithuanian League games with Vytautas Prienu, Ball averaged 15.7 points per game, including 45% shooting from three, according toCharania. As the UCLA basketball team went on a promotional trip to China, Gelo and two of his teammates were arrested for shoplifting, which garnered global headlines.

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Experts have mostly written off Ball's chances of being drafted.

He's expected to work out for several NBA teams and will participate in the Pro Basketball Combine at IMG Academy in Florida when he returns from Lithuania, the report said.

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Before signing with UCLA, Ball was given three out of five stars by recruiting website Rivals. Considering the decision, teams may not draft him because of his inexperience and possible distractions from his father.

In the 2017 #NBA Draft, Lonzo Ball, who resides in Chino Hills, California, was drafted second overall by the Los Angeles Lakers, who were his favorite team growing up.

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LiAngelo Ball is likely a potential G League player.

Whether that shooting prowess translates to the National Basketball Association remains to be seen and is something scouts and team personnel will have to figure out, but Ball has shown better discrepancy in shooting since going to Lithuania as compared to his run and chuck mentality in his time at Chino Hills, and it's paid off in better efficiency.

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"He's going to be taken care of either way", LaVar Ball said of LiAngelo Ball.

LiAngelo Ball To Enter The 2018 NBA Draft