LaMelo Ball officially joins Puma

Back in August , we covered LaMelo Ball and Puma allegedly being in the final stages of putting together an endorsement deal. Wednesday morning the brand announced their signing of the youngest of the Ball brothers. Per Nick DePaula, Ball had this to say about signing with Puma: “I personally chose a different path to achieve my success because that defines who I am. I know some people think I am mysterious or ‘not from here,’ and I might have to agree. I am someone who likes to be different…

Read More

LaMelo Ball to sign with Puma

When LaMelo Ball takes the court , whenever and wherever that is, next NBA season it appears he will do so with Pumas on his feet. Per Shams Charania, the potential number one pick and the brand are close to coming together on an endorsement deal. The Ball signing continues a trend by Puma of targeting and acquiring young, high end talent, as they have the top two picks in the 2018 draft, DeAndre Ayton and Marvin Bagley III, as well who could be seen as the steal , and…

Read More

LaMelo Ball and manager purchase NBL team

LaMelo Ball is not yet in the NBA, but that hasn’t stopped him from making moves or planning for his life post-playing career. The youngest and most talented of the Ball brothers and projected top-3 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft( whenever that will be) along with his manager, Jermaine Jackson ( no, not that Jermaine Jackson) purchased the Illawarra Hawks of Australia’s National Basketball League. Ball played for the Hawks this past season. Before his season was cut short due to a foot injury, Ball averaged 17.0 points, 7.5…

Read More

LaMelo Ball has returned to the Uniced States

From nbl.com.au : Illawarra Hawks NBL Next Star LaMelo Ball has returned home to the US today to continue his rehabilitation and preparation for the 2020 NBA Draft. Ball, 18, had previously been ruled out for the remainder of the 2019-20 Hungry Jack’s NBL season due to a foot injury. He played 12 games for the Hawks and averaged 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists per game. Illawarra Hawks General Manager, Mat Campbell said: “With only four games remaining this season we understand LaMelo is keen to return home…

Read More

NBL issues statement on LaMelo Ball

From nbl.com.au : NBL Commissioner Jeremy Loeliger has made the following statement on LaMelo Ball after it was announced he will miss the rest of the season as he recovers from injury. “It’s a shame for LaMelo as I’m sure he would have loved to join his team out there for the end of the season, especially as they have found some winning form of late. “It’s important that he makes a return to full fitness ahead of the NBA draft and we will do everything we can to support…

Read More

LaMelo Ball will miss four weeks with foot injury

Youngest of the Ball brothers, current point guard for the NBL’s Illawarra Hawks and projected top-three pick in next year’s NBA draft, LaMelo Ball will be out about four weeks with a foot injury. According to an injury update from the NBL, Ball suffered a bruised foot in practice this week. A specialist Ball saw, prescribed him to rest the injury and that will have him on the shelf for the next few weeks. Ball with remain in Australia as he rehabs his injury. He is expected to make a…

Read More

LaMelo Ball no.1 pick in 2020 NBA Draft?

From NBL.com.au: NBL Next Star and Illawarra Hawks guard LaMelo Ball is a legitimate chance to be the number one pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.  That isn’t hyperbole or an inaccurate message – it’s the latest feedback from NBA scouts and draft experts after this past weekend’s NBL Blitz in Tasmania.  Just one Blitz game was all NBA teams needed to see Ball’s immense talent, as he recorded 19 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists against Perth Wildcats last Friday. He missed Sunday’s clash with Melbourne United due to…

Read More

LaMelo Ball to play in NBL20

From nbl.com.au : Global teenage sensation LaMelo Ball has become the latest highly rated NBA prospect to join the Hungry Jack’s NBL, signing for the Illawarra Hawks as part of the NBL Next Stars program. A five star recruit, LaMelo Ball is the younger brother of New Orleans Pelicans star Lonzo Ball and is currently ranked number 21 in the 2019 ESPN 1000 and considered a first round selection in the 2020 NBA Draft. The 17 year-old will join top five NBA Draft prospect RJ Hampton as part of the…

Read More